Welcome to the digital installation While Waiting, Wait Here.
You are about to enter a fictional administration office based on a research around jobseekers and their participation in the Universal Credit benefit system in the UK. The Universal Credit system supports you if you are on a low income or out of work. It includes a monthly payment to help with your living costs and a controversial waiting period of five weeks before getting the first payment.
By exploring this fictional realm you gain an understanding of the complex, immoral and emotional challenges the bureaucracy of this benefit system entails.
You can visit this digital realm at all times and get access to the different media, games, tools and material that are embedded in the picture. You interact with the website by clicking on the objects in the illustration. When an object is clickable, your mouse cursor will change shape to indicate that there is an interaction possible.
Don’t hesitate to play with all the options and scrutinize all the possibilities of this office. The installation has more than an hour of play time so take your time, don’t rush it and come back as much as you like.
You can use the notifications list on the lower bar to get examples of possible interactions to get you started. For the best experience we advise you to visit the website on a computer and to turn the sound of your device on.
Explore freely, find your own path and come back whenever and as much as you like.