the waiting room
1998. Interactive installation by visual artist Simon Biggs
Visuals - Simon Biggs; audio - Stuart Jones; choreography - Sue Hawksley; costumes - Rosa Maggiore
Performers - Colin Poole, Paul Old, Stefan Karsberg, Mariana Dodig, Judy Gordon, Sue Hawksley
The Waitingh Room is a virtual interractive tango, with a double screen projection. Six projected
performers enter, sit and wait, or leave to dance a tango on the opposite side of the room.
Their movements, persona, gender and the music they dance to shift and change as a result of the position and movement of the viewers in the room, who are remotely
sensed by infra-red camera.
Exhibited at Sheffield Railway Station, 1998 as part of Site Gallery's Shunted
► VIDEO DOCUMENTATION