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Waiting for a Bus

Installation in public space; rotating carousel-style bus shelter Commissioned by Scape Christchurch Biennial

Location - Rolleston Avenue, adjacent to Canterbury Museum, Christchurch, New Zealand
Ahmet Ögüt’s interactive carousel, Waiting for a Bus, was originally conceived as a playful and thought-provoking alternative bus shelter to be located in Victoria Square. Later relocated to Rolleston Ave, the gently rotating carousel provided an invitation for people to enter, sit, stop and observe the slowly unfolding view of the altered city surrounding them.

This sculpture reflected Ögüt's interest in patterns of social and public movement through urban spaces, and encouraged us to consider the daily occurrence of waiting, taking pause between more apparently significant periods of activity.