Packing Tape Art at Philadelphia International Airport

Here’s a great reason to hope you get stuck at Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) sometime soon:

A new exhibit at the airport features work by Mark Khaisman who uses packing tape – yes, packing tape – as his artistic medium.

packing-tapeFor this airport show, Tape Noir, he’s recreated scene stills from film noir movies, including Samuel Fuller’s Pickup on South Street (1953), Alfred Hitchcock’s The 39 Steps (1935) and Spellbound (1945), and John Huston’s Key Largo (1948).

Here’s Frame 18 from Pickup on South Street.

phl-mark-khaisman-tape-noir-frame_18-from-movie-pickup-on-south-street-phl-courtesy-of-the-mark-khaismanPhoto courtesy Mark Khaisman

The exhibit is located between Terminals C and D, past the security checkpoint, and runs through November 2009.

See you at the movies!

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