” Carry-On is a new body of staged work on fear of flying. Nearly 1 in 3 adults are either anxious about flying or afraid to fly. Before I fly, I live countless emotions that I’m now familiar with and have shared with so many people in the past years. Carry-on is about lives and fear: those we are afraid of not living fully, those we entrust to a pilot whom we don’t know, those we feel we could suddenly lose without having done all things we dreamt about. It is a work about not being in control of events in a world where people communicate less as human beings and therefore share less about their weaknesses. In a world where artificial intelligence is taking over, and we trust it with eyes closed.
We carry our emotions with our hand luggage and into the airplane, far from reality and earthly experience, such a perfect place to recall them while suspended in the clouds. In a pause from reality, you feel the attachment to life so crystallized and real and perspective twists to a deeper place ”
– Guia Besana