Are we living in a globalized world that has become increasingly homogeneous? Languages, plants, and animal species are continuously decreasing. Supermarkets, buildings, and cities look more and more alike. Technological progress accelerates this process by rapid means of transport and communication such as air travel, satellite communication, and the Internet, which enables ever faster and more comprehensive access to information. With “Airport Lounge” you fly continuously from airport lounge to airport lounge, activated by posts that users send from airport lounges to Instagram. In the clash of the Internet giants Google and Facebook’s Instagram, “Airport Lounge” asks the question whether airports, airport lounges, and the food and products they offer are becoming more and more similar. Do we love moving from one airport to another to enjoy the life that is almost identical, no matter what city you find yourself in?
Marc Lee (b. 1969, Switzerland) is a media artist who is creating network-oriented interactive art projects, interactive installations, media art, internet art, performance art, and video art since 1999. He is experimenting with information and communication technologies and within his contemporary art practice, he reflects creative, cultural, social, economic, and political aspects. His works are exhibited in major museums and new media art exhibitions including ZKM Karlsruhe, New Museum New York, Transmediale Berlin, Ars Electronica Linz, HMKV Dortmund, HeK Basel, Fotomuseum Winterthur, Read_Me Festival Moscow, CeC Dehli, MoMA Shanghai, ICC Tokyo, Nam June Paik Art Center, Media Art Biennale, and MMCA Seoul.