alban biaussat








rainbow stickers



Until mid-2007, when flying out of Israel, airport stickers put on passports and luggages used a colour coding to indicate the relative level of threat posed by individuals, be they natives or visitors, to the security of the State of Israel. The attribution of colours to passengers by young agents at Ben Gourion Airport obeyed to criteria considered confidential, and was largely reliant on their subjectivity and sensitivity to attitudes, accents and obvious physical origins.

This colour system was recently replaced with one using numbers, from 1 to 5, indicated on similar white stickers, although their attribution seems to match comparable profiling criteria


project presentation & text

photos of the exhibition during the Jerusalem Show, 10/2007

(al mamal foundation for contemporary arts - jerusalem)