2010 - THE LAST SMOKING FLIGHT

 

2008–2010
RED to HD video, 23:44 (2008), RED to 16mm, 9:32 (2010)

A triptych in sequence composed of clouds, an airplane interior, and smoke. The film depicts a group of passengers in a small airplane, trapped in both time and space, on the way from nowhere and on the way to nowhere. This work is both a tribute and a lament to a highly potent and versatile symbolism of smoke and smoking in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, while simultaneously also a meditation on the ephemeral: the way life and ideas eventually pass and fade away. The passengers are seen wrapped up in thought, lost as much in their imagination as the airplane is in time and space.