Life In A Bag

13-Ebtesam Ahmed,Life in a Bag,2009,Digital Print on Aluminum, 30x42cm

Digital Print on Aluminum, 30x42cm

Life in a Bag is an ongoing project where the artist conducts impromptu luggage scans of handbags and documenting their insides with one clean snapshot. The artist is careful not to manipulate the contents of the bag, as if attempting to preserve the integrity of her findings. The negatives of the images are then printed onto sheets of aluminum, once again referencing a security apparatus. The hand bag scans become portraits or indicators of the bag owner’s social status, their personality, their tastes etc… as the viewer looks for clues and indicators as to what sort of person they are looking at.