catherine ross




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Post Office (lunch break), video
8 minutes, 2002.

A post office in Augusta, Maine closes its window service daily for a one-hour lunch break. For three weeks I entered the lobby as the window closed and claimed a desk as my personal space until the window opened again at 1:45pm. During this time many clients relied on me for information about the post office. “Post Office (lunch break)” documents the performances of physical confusion & frustration that ensued and explores how we react to a space in which our intention is thwarted.

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