Waiting Rooms

I have long  been experiencing and researching waiting rooms in their many forms. I am interested in how they are intentionally forgettable spaces, programmed to be non-spaces for non-time, proscribing a very specific way of acting within them.  By constructing my own waiting rooms I work to subvert the experience of waiting for a doctor in a gallery space.  I create a waiting room as an installation that breaks some gallery and waiting room norms with a humorous combination of the familiar and the unexpected.  I use the new, interactive space, as a contemplative playground for ideas, a sort of tactical “safe space” where it becomes safe and encouraged to muse at and challenge the institutional methods that maintain our roles and attitudes around around waiting, and around illness and wellness.

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