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The Waiting Room

by PRODUCTLKJ

The Waiting Room is an audio piece designed to be accessed on your smartphone via a series of QR codes placed within the Café Gallery.  Made up of 12 2-minute chapters, the piece can be experienced in its entirety, through individual character narratives (3-4 chapters) or as 12 ephemeral moments in time.
Accessible via a visitor's smartphone, there will also be specific dates where MP3 players will be available to borrow to listen to the full 24 minute audio piece.

  • Wheelchair Access
  • Tue 15 May – Tue 17 Jul, 3:00pm

NB Not open Thurs 12 - Sat 14 July

Venue: Café gallery

‘How much of human life is lost in waiting?’ - Ralph Waldo Emerson

Waiting is an inevitable aspect of human life. We wait in queues, we wait in anticipation and excitement, we wait patiently for a baby to grow, for wounds to heal, for love to deepen. We wait because we have to, because we choose to and because we need to. As we learn to fill the time we have to wait, are we missing out on living or does waiting allow us to live more fully? Is it in fact not just an inevitable but a necessary fact of human life?

The Waiting Room is a QR code audio intervention that seeks to highlight these pauses in life as moments for necessary reflection. Set within a doctor’s surgery waiting room, the piece focuses on the lives of 3 very different patients as they wait to be seen. To some a place of familiarity, to others one of fear or joy, the waiting room, through the reflections of these 3 characters, becomes a space where stories are shared, futures are planned and new beginnings are inescapable.

The Waiting Room is an audio piece designed to be accessed on your smartphone via a series of QR codes placed within the Café Gallery. Made up of 12 2-minute chapters, the piece can be experienced in its entirety, through individual character narratives (3-4 chapters) or as 12 ephemeral moments in time.

Accessible via a visitor's smartphone, there will also be specific dates where MP3 players will be available to borrow to listen to the full 24 minute audio piece on the following dates:

Wednesday May 30, 4:00 - 7:30pm

Thursdays 4:00pm – 7:30pm: May 17, 24, June 7, 14, 21

Saturdays  2:30pm – 7:30pm: May 19, June 2 & 16


Links:

  • Tue 15 May – Tue 17 Jul, 3:00pm

Additional information

Created by live artist PRODUCTLKJ (Laura-Kate Jennings).
Designer: Daniel Jennings

Characters
Jason Holder: Tom Jennings
Sarah Dent: Melissa Johns
Natalie Woolner: Hetty Wooding
Receptionist: Scarlet Gabriel

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