The Waiting Room free QR code interactive show
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‘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 at OvalHouse. 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:
Thursdays 5:30pm – 8:30pm: May 17, 24, 31, June 7, 14, 21
Saturdays 2:30pm – 7:30pm: May 19, June 2 & 16
Please visit OvalHouse website for more information http://www.ovalhouse.com/whatson/detail/the-waiting-room
Created by live artist PRODUCTLKJ (Laura-Kate Jennings).
Designer: Daniel Jennings
Jason Holder: Tom Jennings
Sarah Dent: Melissa Johns
Natalie Woolner: Hetty Wooding
Receptionist: Scarlet Gabriel
PRODUCTLKJ is the artist name of live artist and researcher Laura-Kate Jennings. Based in South East London PRODUCTLKJ’s practice investigates the production of space through an interdisciplinary practice that fuses site and new technologies to create immersive audio experiences. Interested in the social aspects of new technologies, PRODUCTLKJ is currently exploring how mobile technologies can be used and manipulated to create new forms of performance that place participants as co-authors within the work.
I am Joint Editor at To Do List. I like free, cheap & offbeat London, especially: cabaret, art, theatre, pop-ups, eating out, quirky films, museums, day trips, social enterprise & much more.