Wait is a performance piece in which 5 individuals occupy a public space and recreate a large version of the Apple wait cursor. They bring together 5 pie-shaped pieces of cardboard, painted to mimic the trademark beachball image, and they move in a circle. These performances have taken place in a variety of public spaces, ranging from a large public library to a pedestrian bridge over the Mississippi.
These humorous performances played with the idea of setting the physical world in a state of idleness while framing the environment as a large computer screen. The wait cursor is associated with malfunction or idleness, which is sometimes followed by a loss of informations.
Rachel Knoll is a Minneapolis based maker/director who concepts, edits, and shoots. She specializes in experimental, interactive/installation, and documentary projects captured through video and experiential mediums. From installation, interactive, documentary, and animation, Rachel works in a variety of disciplines but at the core of her projects is a strong conceptual idea with a quality of experimentation. Finding new ways to tell stories by conducting experiments both technically and conceptually is central to Rachel's process.
Rachel graduated with a Master's Degree studying emerging technology and its anthropologic implications at the Royal College of Art in London. Prior to this she worked as a video tutor in Switzerland, and in production/creative studios in the US and Canada.
She is continually seeking out interesting and creative projects, both personal and for work. Please email her if you are interested in working together.
Jerome Emerging Filmmaker Grant
Video Production Grant January 2017 @ The Jerome Foundation, Minneapolis
Listen and Repeat
Summer Vids 2016 July 2016 @ Sadie Halle Projects, Minneapolis