OKTOBERDANS, BERGEN 2018.
PRAGUE QUADRENNIAL, PRAGUE.
RHIZOM FESTIVAL, ZURICH.
Queuing Machines is a project developed in collaboration with performer Nina Tind Jensen.
Rhizom: Mari Pitkanen
Assisting at PQ: Eva Jaunzemis & Andrea Lindeneg
Technical consultant: Engr. Anas Almohana.
Before and between entering the venues, visitors devote a lot of their time to queuing. Queue structure theory divides queuing in 3 stages: standing, waiting and serving. We explore and challenge these stages and their scenographic and performative potential through:
Investigating the sensation of time by maneuvering the shape of the queue. We work with density, form, curves and levels, and with visibility/invisibility of the estimated waiting.
Offering connections between people who are queuing - in the same queue and in different queues. The queue as meeting point.
Enhancing the spectacle of queuing from the inside and the outside of the queue: We make people aware of the formations and interactions in the space they take part of, and invite them to co-create as well as witness.
Inserting an action that leaves traces of the queue. We initiate that the people waiting outline their footsteps with chalk-dust, we start an actual documentation of the structures and what is left behind.