liz sergeant


Video 3 mins 33 secs
November 2009

The everyday, ubiquitous train ticket is scaled up onto canvas (100cm x 80cm). Its features are abstracted, making it more the idea of a ticket than an actual representation. Unlike a real ticket, it is unclear which journey, at what time and on what date, has been authorised. Does its inflated size represent a playful comment on inflated rail prices?

Placed on the platform at a local rail station, it is left as though dropped, abandoned to its fate, like so many discarded train tickets. Its size means that now it is a disruption to the norm, an unusual feature in otherwise usual surroundings.

How will passengers respond to its presence? How does it relate to other abandoned tickets? How will the authorities react?


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