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Anyone who travels is familiar with the queue. It is a form of collective waiting which illustrates the question of the power of the few over the many and arbitrary allocation of time. This is an interesting form of time as you are held in suspense and can therefore do nothing but wait because you have to remain alert to react at the right moments. I see this type of waiting as a kind of violence; having to stand in grids, answer questions, get undressed, be scanned, have your bags searched, and something which is escalating rapidly towards watchtower state, where “the people” become a dehumanised mass controlled and monitored by people with guns. “Queue” is a 9min loop which shows the same person playing both the role of the official/interrogator and the traveller. The two act out different scenarios together.

Adwan Nora