The installation Queue makes reference to the phenomenon of waiting ‘in line’, which refers to the obligatory queuing at airports’ passport control areas when entering a foreign country. The symbol of a division becomes more evident at the border control of EU countries, where the designated areas for the queuing of non-EU passport holders are always larger, thereby illustrating the increased complexities for the citizens of certain nationalities, in passing these borders.
The visitors, upon entering the Queue installation, find themselves waiting or meandering slowly through narrow passages, without the possibility of redirecting their own movement and escaping the maze-like structure created by the ribbon and metal poles. Queue changes the visitors’ perspective of the space, people and objects around them by extending the duration of the visitors’ presence within the installation, allowing contemplation about the act of confinement.
Queue 2007, Site Specific Installation, Metal poles, ribbon, sizes variable.