An interactive web page, programmed to imitate an online timetable, guides the user through a booking process to obtain a used ticket from my personal travel archive. The apparently ordinary booking system confronts the user with an unusual form of payment: rather than paying for the ticket the user is asked to engage in a dialogue (answer questions) in order to receive the document. By submitting the answers, the user gains access to the promised ticket in the form of a downloadable image.
Deployed of its function, the used ticket becomes a medium for travelling to a fictitious past and to exchange thoughts as data. By sharing my ticket archive in exchange for personal data, I reflect on the issue of being caught between departure and arrival and on the future of travelling in light of current global geopolitical conditions.”