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THINGS NOT FOUND IN AN AIRPORT FOUND IN AN AIRPORT

THINGS NOT FOUND IN AN AIRPORT FOUND IN AN AIRPORT

24 October – 14 November 2014

An exhibition of poetry, Google Maps imagery, installation and film.

For a year, Martin Jackson was 'writer in residence' of Google Maps. During this uninvited occupation he found Alan.

Alan works at Gatwick airport. When Google sent their camera to map the airport, Alan was assigned to chaperone it. He appears in most of the imagery captured by that camera. Sometimes doing crosswords. Sometimes eating bananas. Most often looking bored. Or, more than that, like he wants to change his life.

Seeing this, Martin began to write to him. The poems call on Alan to 'terrorist' himself; to — Read more