press release

Ed Atkins' new video project, Safe Conduct, is a live-action and CGI burlesque of airport security instruction videos, set to Ravel's "Bolero": A carousel of protocol, rendered bodies, abattoirs and metal detectors. The title conjures a parlance of specious administrative directives; an exceptional state-administered document that affords protection to the carrier, as well as the similarly named autobiography of the Russian poet, Boris Pasternak.