Waiting Room, 2006. Under the Clock (QuickTime 1:47)

Under the Clock is a short video that uses the space of Waiting Room as stage set. A railway waiting room becomes the backdrop for a series of experiences that examine the psychological effect of space. This is part of a larger discourse on travel, time and space. Waiting Room explores the anxieties of travel, feelings of displacement and the sense of isolation within public space and views space as narrative container, intertwining physical space and psychological state.

Under the Clock is a QuickTime video (1:47). The original video is 720x480, it is online in reduced size (360x240).

Credits: Annette Weintraub: concept, texts, design and narrative; Michael D. Wilson: Lingo scripting; Deborah Auer: Voiceover.

An interactive version of this project in Shockwave 3D is at Waiting Room Interactive

Waiting Room storyboard

Waiting Room is a project that places multiple theatrical narratives within a hybrid representation of 2D/3D space. A railway waiting room becomes the set for a series of narrative experiences intensified by the psychological effect of the space. It explores themes of spatial/geographic dislocation, temporal disjunction and the anxieties of travel. Waiting Room is was built in Cinema 4D, with interactivity designed in Director 3D using Lingo.

Below: stills from the prototype from preset camera angles.

Day of the Dead, 1999

DAY OF THE DEAD is a record of two encounters with death in the city. It contrasts the warmth of a ritualized remembrance with the brutality of sudden violence on the street.

On the Day of the Dead, a small apartment becomes a shrine. For twenty-four hours, every inch of space is covered with religious objects and artwork. The apartment glows with candles, colored lights and a corner of the living room is filled with mementos of friends who have died. For a day, the apartment is open to visitors who bring food, play music, laugh and dance. Minutes after leaving this magical tableau, the visitors come upon a murder on the street.

DAY OF THE DEAD is a reflection on death and the rituals that surround it; from the magic evocation of friendship through art, to the ritualized choreography of police and spectators.

About The Day of the Dead:

DAY OF THE DEAD, QuickTime movie. [4:57, 180x120, 7.1MB]