Attendant is a collaboration with institutions and the people who attend or attend to them, culminating in short performative events and the resulting installations, around the country.
The attendant volunteers to observe instances of a fleeting event personal to them, and to place a marker of some kind, for each instance he or she observes.
I'm interested in the question, If we're in the same place at the same time, are we having the same experience? Also, in seeing what happens when expected roles and behaviors within a given environment are changed up for a set interval of time.
Participating Institutions and Individuals:
Jan 2012: Executive MBA Program, Sloan School of MIT Kim Andrew Cowperthwaite, Administrator [featured in image above]
Feb 2012: Currier Museum of Art, Manchester NH Front Desk: Chelcie George, Visitor Services Representative Volunteer Docents: Jean McGiffin, Barbara Shepler, Nancy Stewart, Kim Tyndall
April 2012: Brandeis University, Waltham MA Student: Eve Markvardt, Student. Photograph: Rebecca Bachman.
July 2012: The Urbano Project,Jamaica Plain MA Participants: Aaliyah Cannady, Martin Torres, Amara Dailey, Karl Bazile, Pablo Garcia, Janaya Dailey, Adanna Badgett, Austin Ickes, Vicky Chea, Victoria Ambroise, Sackona Fitts Photograph: Hannah Burr.
August 2012: Crevice GalleryProvincetown MA Gallery Director: Deborah Nadolney, Director Photograph: Hannah Burr.