Please Wait Here: (instructions for performing a queue for a pleasure pier train)
DIY performance: artside: pause festival
1 - 16 July 2011 Southend-on-Sea http://www.artside.org.uk
Please Wait Here is an invitation to people queuing for the pleasure pier train at Southend-on-Sea to become part of a DIY performance, while experiencing an unusual view of an unusual yet everyday activity.
10 instructions were located at the ‘dry’ and ‘wet’ ends of the pier which echoed usual queuing activities - “stand at a body’s distance from the person in front at all times” - and introduced some more unusual ones - “turn slowly around and give a smile to the person directly behind you.”
The instructions installation drew on the prevalent signage already in place at the pier.