please wait.

on the aesthetics of dwelling and the discovery of slowness

B.Sc. thesis, supervised by Prof. Frieder Nake and Prof. Peter von Maydell.

please wait is an essay on the temporal no-more and not-yet. On the halts, breaks and pauses, that sneak into our filled and throughly planed lives. It searches for the wonderful and beautiful: gifted time.

Waiting for a train to go or a bus to come,
or a plane to go or the mail to come,
or the rain to go or the phone to ring,
or the snow to snow or waiting around for a Yes or No
or waiting for their hair to grow.

Everyone is just waiting.

Waiting for the fish to bite
or waiting for wind to fly a kite
or waiting around for Friday night

or waiting, perhaps, for their Uncle Jake
or a pot to boil, or a Better Break
or a string of pearls, or a pair of pants
or a wig with curls, or Another Chance.

Everyone is just waiting.

– Dr. Seuss. 1990. Oh, Places You’ll Go!: »The Waiting Place«

Developed in the graduate seminar »media art interaction« by Prof. Frieder Nake. Presented on 28th of November 2017 at Theatre of Bremen / Kleines Haus / Noon.