Salle d’attente

by filipe pais


Last February I visited the Ososphère 2011 exhibition at the Môle Seegmuller in Strasbourg and in between other interesting works that had as common theme the city, a small room near the entrance kept my attention and a big part of my time at the exhibition.

Inside this room that was much like a classic waiting room there was four chairs where people were excpected to wait and in the oposite wall we were able to see a full wall video projection that was a time mirror from the waiting room. Even if there was no one in the physical room space, past attendants appear in the video making you company, sometimes leaving and being replaced by others.
If you were seating in one of the chairs you wouldn’t probably see yourself immediatley reflected in the video so you would wait until your image appears.

Check Cyprien Quairiat page for video and to see other works from the artist.