random search

random search
Here is the truth: this line, at which we must stand until we are allowed to walk across. At the frontier, our liberty is stripped away… we enter the universe of control….We submit to scrutiny, to inspection, to judgment. We must be passive, docile. To be otherwise is to be suspect.
– Salman Rushdie, Step Across This Line

2006
Fabric, Quantum Tuneling Com-
posite, electronic components,
conductive thread, conductive
fabrics

random search is a subtle, reactive undergarment. It records, shares and analyses the experience of invasive airport searches on behalf of our silent, abiding, fearful bodies.