« The idea is to photograph
10 drivers at 10 different airports waiting for 10 different artists.
In front of the camera a Limousine Service Driver is patiently
waiting, with a sign in their hands, for one of the ten artists
that will never arrive. The artists include Gabriel Orozco, Olafour
Elliason and Santiago Sierra, among others. The artists' names
are selected based on their international presence within contemporary
art spaces including museums, galleries, biennials, publications
and art events in the last five years.
The Process involves hiring a Limousine Driver to go to any given
International Airport and pick up a given artist. Drivers are expected
to arrive 5 minutes before the arrival and wait for 10 minutes.
These photographs will not be staged. The driver is real and he
believes the artist he is waiting for will more likely arrive.
Like in Waiting for Godot where two tramps are waiting by a sickly
looking tree for the arrival of M. Godot. They quarrel, make up,
contemplate suicide, try to sleep, eat a carrot and gnaw on some
chicken bones. However he never comes and the two tramps resume
their vigil by the tree, which between the first and second day
has sprouted a few leaves. In this case the camera will capture
moments at the airport that are hard to predict. » Sergio
De La Torre