From 24 November to 22 December 2006, the Eurostar lounges in London and Paris hosted Passage, a two-part contemporary video art exhibition with Doa Aly, Keren Benbenisty, Andrew Cross and Hiraki Sawa.

Expressing ideas of temporality, identity, memory and aspiration, Passage showed individual and subjective perspectives on the concept of crossing borders and the experience of being in between places. 

The most obvious case is directly related to the exhibition’s setting and context: crossing national borders, with its systems of immigration and import controls.  Technological advances have enabled the contemporary traveller to overcome these limitations with relative ease and comfort.   Faster travel enables us to minimise time spent on the road and maximise time at our destination.  This exhibition explored the time and space between departure and destination, the zones of transit.

These zones are not limited to the traveler’s experience of crossing geopolitical borders, but occur in a much wider context when we try to transgress intellectual, imaginary or cultural frontiers, or explore the limits of our own bodies.

The works shown in Passage each presented a personal perspective on these zones of transit.  Passage aimed to make the viewer actively aware of their current environment as well as reflecting on their experience of crossing borders in general.

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