"The doorman" is
an interactive, 'photo-cinematic' flash piece,
created with documentary photos of the subject shot
over two months. Like insert-cuts in films, the
sequences can be played over time and arranged in
A doorman spends his days in the dark of his lodge.
His chair gives onto a wall at one corner of the
entrance hall. He cannot have an entire view unless
he stands on the sill of his porter's office
Like the doorman of a theatre who cannot
enjoy the show, the doorman sits in his lodge, just
witnessing other people passing by.
This doorman though, can only hear people entering
and leaving the building.
His contact with the
world outside is limited to the screen of a small
black and white TV he watches all day long.
He hears someone else's life,
he watches someone
Time and life is passing by him. Is he really
To live in the dark of a lodge. Was this his
intentional choice or was it the only
job he could find?
How much the architect's design of the location
interferes with the wasting of the doorman's