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Free Trade X-Ray
Vinyl stickers on truck
2008

With the increased desperation of people to emigrate from the undeveloped world, new tactics are being adopted by First World governments to secure their borders. X-ray images of entire vehicles revealing the people hidden inside have started to surface. These images are an eerie sign of our times. An inherent conflict of capitalism is revealed: while liberating markets and expediting the free movement of goods and finance, the rights and movements of people become curtailed and criminalized.

xraytruck

I would like to apply the image to the side of a van and have it mobile and visible to the public. A rental van would be ideal, as it would be in constant circulation, potentially being spotted in different parts of the city.

xray truck