The Waiting Wall – Textual Confessions

Last month a screen above the departures board was installed in Brighton station for people to text in and potentially have their inner thoughts, woes or confessions upload and displayed in public there in the station.

I didn’t get to see The Waiting Wall in action but enamoured by the concept I found myself logging in to read the realtime writing on the wall.

It was intriguing and slightly addictive, illicit text messages disclosing hidden thoughts, woes and confessions. Rarely joyous, often sad or pertinent, it seemed people mainly used the board to get things off their chest and showed that many people have an inner issue probing their daily existence.

Returning to look at the board last Sunday (clearly I don’t receive many text messages) I started to take a screen shot as each new text appeared. Looking back at them now the result is, unintentionally, one hundred texts shown in one hour. Unedited and in no particular order, here they are.

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Contemporary British artist, Jacqueline Hammond, is renowned for producing strong, punchy images that are rich in texture and colour. A prolific painter and multidisciplinary artist, she exhibits widely and is commissioned by individual clients, collectors and high profile brands. Jacqueline’s inspiration comes from direct observation: subject matter is plucked from the world encountered every day. Some ideas evolve, others are reactionary. Thought-provoking themes explore today’s society, the media and cultural theory. Whether inspired by the street or the sea, Jacqueline’s work has an edge: her paintings are consistently striking. Her natural disposition is to let the paint dictate the creative process, trusting the medium and her mind’s eye to translate the vision.
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