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Baggage Reclaim 'RA' by Bill Penney


"Returning home via Stansted Airport to Belfast City Airport I was asked to use the appropriate security x-ray scanner, which for the first time gave me a glimpse into the contents of my luggage.
Seeing this I was struck first by its beauty and on further consideration wondered could the contents of ones luggage reflect the owner?
The work was specifically screen printed onto perspex to parallel the original x-ray image and so the viewer sees through the work, seeing through the bag to see the baggage we carry in several senses, which renders our own internal baggage public."
Bill Penney
Artist:Bill Penney
Artwork type:screen print on perspex
Style/Period:Post-Pop
Material:vinyl ink on perspex
Measurements:600 x 900 mm
Technique:screen print
Date:1999
Location:University of Ulster Permanent Works of Art Collection, Coleraine, Northern Ireland
Culture:Northern Irish
Rights owner:Bill Penney
Rights status:UK HE use only
Institution:University of Ulster
Notes:Inside out. The familiarity of being searched. We are the sum total of the contents we carry.
The six works here are to viewed as a series and have been exhibited in a wall mounted sequence, as well as displayed as an installation layout.

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