What are you waiting for?

Crowd control barriers mounted on custom-made belts.

Waiting…For a bus, for a train, at the post office counter, for a letter, for someone to call.
Waiting…To board a plane
Waiting…in the passport queue to be stared at suspiciously.
Waiting…For someone to check your documents, for someone to make a decision, to be reunited with family members.
Waiting…To be in a safe place, for it to be safe to go home.
Waiting…To learn, to be able to work, to contribute.
Waiting…For the baby to go to sleep, for time to be me, for space to think.

What are you waiting for? considers the idea of waiting and what happens or doesn’t happen in those spaces.  A set of belts have crowd control barriers attached to them that can be worn by a group of performers in a public space, forming barriers that affect how people move through that space.

What will they be waiting for?

What are you waiting for?

Runcorn Bus Station, October 2017
Mailänder Platz, Stuttgart, April 2018
Thatto Heath, St Helens, October 2018

With thanks to performers, R Ainsworth, B Barlow, T Howson, C Joh, S Littler, A Lofthus, P Mangan, J McConnell, K Pilkington, J Priestley, G Ridehalgh, I Schultz, D Štefanigova, A Wilkinson.

Photography, Stuttgart: Daniela Wolf
Videography, St Helens: Julieann O’Malley