Waiting (2015). Single-channel video with audio, modified color television set.

Waiting, 2015
Single-channel video with audio, modified color television set
7 minute 28 second seamless loop
30 x 38 ½ x 19 inches

 

Exhibitions:

POLITICKED OFF!
Milkweed | Sugar Loaf, NY, USA
January 28, 2017 – March 5, 2017

MUNICIPAL
Madison Municipal Building | Madison, WI, USA
December 10, 2016

RJE13
Freeport Art Museum | Freeport, IL, USA
November 11, 2016
– February 18, 2017 

Democritique
Hairpin Arts Center | Chicago, Illinois
October 15, 2016

Empowerpoint
The Luminary | St. Louis, MO, USA
September 2 – September 29, 2016

TILL IT’S GONE
Istanbul Modern | Istanbul, Turkey
December 22, 2015 – June 5, 2016

Select a World (Solo)
Arts + Literature Laboratory | Madison, WI, USA
January 19, 2016 – February 19, 2016

Art Speaks Out
ARTCOP21 | Berlin, Germany
December 5, 2015
 

 

Waiting depicts an infinite preamble to a live-streamed presidential address, in which no president ever appears. As social and technological transformations have led to most public discourse taking place via screens, Waiting challenges the potential passivity this mediation engenders by playing upon one’s desire for both political and material immediacy. Displayed on a modified color television set from the 1980s, the work references the passage of time, acknowledging individual frustration with the pace of progress and the limitations of political elites to make change. When viewers break their gaze, or become ‘tired of waiting,’ they enact a small rehearsal of the civic mobilization we seek—affirming that change is not top-down, but rather the accumulation of many, individual actions.

 

 

Waiting excerpt