Domination and the Arts of the Resistance

2010 – Present

In 2010, the Transportation Security Agency replaced metal detectors with full body scanners. These scanners were controversial because they allegedly produced a database of nude images of travelers, despite vehement denials from TSA. They comprised one of many new security measures, including the requirement to remove shoes and the restrictions on liquids in carry-ons, implemented by the Transportation Security Agency, an agency formed in the wake of post-9/11 hysteria. When the scanners were implemented, I began making faces of displeasure every time I went through a scanner, figuring that if the government was going to record images of my body, they could also record my displeasure at the loss of civil liberties and the pursuit of militarized imperialism. I have been making unhappy faces in airports for almost a decade.