A fixed camera shot, a white cube, two drably dressed figures motionless on office chairs: one immediately recognizes the crucial elements prefacing action in the work of John Wood and Paul Harrison. There is the sound of a vehicle: Luton is the name of both a minivan and an airport outside London. The two artists, with the unblinking gaze of puppets, begin to slowly roll back and forth within the space. Constructed in the back of a van this time, the white cube is the stage for docile office workers, tossed right and left like merchandise being transported by and to an imaginary Luton.
Courtesy of the artists