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What is a waiting room? One chair, or two, or many. Or maybe only a piece of tape on the floor, to mark where the waiting begins. There, we are waiting for something. For a train to arrive, for a number to appear on a screen, for our name to be called, for a dear friend to meet us. We are suspending ourselves in time and in space.
Les attentes ⋅ Table Book is a bilingual French–English 438-page book-object printed and numbered in an edition of 100 copies. It contains texts and photographic images collected over a long period of time. To be read while waiting, to be placed on a side table, or on a shelf, by a chair, or perhaps near a potted plant. Created in the context of a long-term investigation on waiting rooms. This book has a companion 60-minute film titled Les échéances ⋅ As the hour turns blue that will be available to screen in the spring of 2023. Watch teasers here and there.
This project would not have been possible without the support of La cité internationale des arts, 3331 art residency, Ramdom, SIM Art Residency, the University of Rochester, and the Canada Council for the Arts.