Susannah Hewlett
Lift-Off 2008
Originally commissioned for a Late at the Tate curated by Beaconsfield Gallery in 2008 it has been performed at Cabaret Without Borders, LUPA. Steakhouse Live, ALAG and Duckie's Border Force.

Lift Off satirises notions of suspicion and abuses of power visible in many facets of popular culture.

Spurious looking security guards interrogate members of the public about the unexplainable flecks of mud on their shoes, their used tissues or the very suspicious looking tiny human they are wheeling around in a cart.

Torches are shone into handbags, programme leaflets scrutinised and pockets emptied - or it may just be the colour of your tie that is the real security risk here.

Their fascistic flim-flam creates a frighteningly fun experience where legitimate frisking has the potential to become something much more dangerous.



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