Improvised with a camera phone and the usual array of in-flight materials—from airline magazines and paper towels to seatbelts and pretzels—Seat Assignment consists of photographs and video works produced by Brooklyn-based artist Nina Katchadourian during over one hundred and thirty flights to date. Since the project began on a flight in March 2010, she has created thousands of images that constitute the raw material of a large ongoing project.
“Seat Assignment is born from an investment in thinking on your feet, from optimism about the artistic potential that lurks within the mundane, and from curiosity about the productive tension between freedom and constraint.” -Nina Katchadourian
Image: Nina Katchadourian, Detail: Rapture, 2011 from the series Seat Assignment. Courtesy of the Artist and Catharine Clark Gallery.