Annette Weintraub Projects



“Waiting Room: Under the Clock”, 2006

“Under the Clock” is a short video that uses the 3D modeled space of “Waiting Room” as stage set. A railway waiting room becomes the backdrop for a series of experiences that examine the psychological effect of space. A discourse on travel, time and space, “Waiting Room” explores the anxieties of travel, feelings of displacement and the sense of isolation within public space and views space as narrative container, intertwining physical space and psychological state.

Credits: Annette Weintraub: concept, texts, design and narrative; Michael D. Wilson: Lingo scripting; Deborah Auer: Voiceover.

The interactive version of this project plays in Shockwave 3D Waiting Room“ [disabled]

Waiting Room storyboard

Waiting Room places multiple theatrical narratives within a hybrid representation of 2D/3D space. A railway waiting room becomes the set for a series of narrative experiences intensified by the psychological effect of the space. It explores themes of spatial/geographic dislocation, temporal disjunction and the anxieties of travel. Waiting Room is was built in Cinema 4D, with interactivity designed in Director 3D using Lingo.

Below: stills gallery from the Shockwave interactive version from preset camera angles.

“Day of the Dead”, 1999

“Day of the Dead” tells the story of two encounters with death in the city. It contrasts the warmth of a ritualized remembrance with the brutality of sudden violence on the street.

On the Day of the Dead, a small apartment becomes a shrine. For twenty-four hours, every inch of space is covered with religious objects and artwork. The apartment glows with candles, colored lights and a corner of the living room is filled with mementos of friends who have died. For a day, the apartment is open to visitors who bring food, play music, laugh and dance. Minutes after leaving this magical tableau, the visitors come upon a murder on the street.

“Day of the Dead” is a reflection on death and the rituals that surround it; from the magic evocation of friendship through art, to the ritualized choreography of police and spectators.

Credits: Annette Weintraub: concept, texts, video and narrative; John Nielsen: Sound; Glen Santiago and Colin Chase: narration; Glen Santiago and John Hoge: Day of the Dead installation; The Butoh Rockettes: Patti Bradshaw, Celeste Hastings, Chris Maresca: Spirit dancers.

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