"Once a world's fair folly, the revolving restaurant took over the country and then the world, becoming a gently turning symbol of optimism and progress."Tom Vanderbilt
The key focus of this work can be broadly defined as an investigation into the ongoing cinematification of everyday life. By tracing the revolving restaurant’s cine-dream and panoramic desire through a genealogy of the moving and projected image, the Heaven Can Wait project proposes the 360-degree revolving view as “readymade cinema” or what we call cinéma trouvé—a specific cinematic experience outside the normative cinematic apparatus
In this ongoing project the revolving restaurant is treated as an optical device, where the attributes of an elevated view and mechanical motion evoke a unique cinematic experience. In the on-going process of documenting the 360-degree “moving” views from the growing number of revolving restaurants around the world, we have studied this unique architectural phenomenon through video, photography and text since 2001. Specifically designed for our exhibition at KinoKino Art, 24 slowly revolving projections display a selection of 24 views in their original speed and direction, periodically overlapping and dissolving, forging a dynamic assemblage of natural and urban landscapes.