Queue Machines

Before and between entering the venues or get a service, the users of spaces devote a lot of their time to queuing. Queue structure theory divides queuing in three stages: standing, waiting, and serving. With Queue machines YZAM explores and challenges these stages and their scenographic and performative potential. Queueing theory, as the name suggests, is a study of long waiting lines done to predict queue lengths and waiting time, used largely in the field of operational, retail analytics. Our artistic approach derived from the theory examines the three stages and concentrates on the potentiality of the waiting time itself and how it influences our experience in this zone X, the zone between A standing to B serving. What is this waiting space in different contexts, what is its quality and texture, besides only a prediction of length or time? YZAM’s first participation in the Prague Quadrennial is Queue machines, which will be premiered as part of Formations. The project will be applied to different queues leading to different spaces on the exhibition grounds. The project will continue to explore zone X in different lining situations - starting in PQ 2019 and moving to music festivals and queuing in the habitual cityscape. The tactics applied within our machines deal with varying layers of queuing such as shape, expectation, connections, spectacle, perception, priorities, repetition, mimicking, trace, intersections, and interactions.

07 06 2019 14:00
Continues 08 – 13 06 2019

Co-creator: Liam Monzer Alzafari
Co-creator: Nina Tind Jensen
Technical adviser: Eng. Anas Almohana
Performer: Eva Jaunzemis

Country/Region Norway

Artists YZAM

07 06 2019 14:00
Where Plaza