Lumbung Lounge

Sharing time through waiting

The performative installation Lumbung Lounge transformed the Stellwerk (in translation:
interlocking tower) in the Kulturbahnhof of Kassel to its original state: a waiting room.
The public was invited to relax in a waiting landscape and embrace waiting as a collective
moment. It shall be asked if a shared waiting space can inspire us to experiment new forms
of togetherness?

The multi-media installation by Along the Lines and Guerilla Architects runed from July 22nd until July 30th 2022 at the Stellwerk gallery in Kassel as part of the exhibition series „Seven things nobody told me about working in the arts“. 27 video works by 31 international artists were selected through an open call to give more artists a platform to showcase their work during documenta 15. These videos exploring the topic of waiting from different perspectives and backgrounds were set in context by a video of a railway clock found in an actual disused interlocking tower of the Deutsche Bahn measuring the time at the exhibition site through a 24 hours loop. Natalia Irina Roman from Along the Lines is working on a research project on long-term artistic use for interlocking towers in Berlin, Brandenburg and beyond.

The performative installation Lumbung Lounge acknowledged the curatorial concept of Lumbung by Indonesian artists collective Ruangrupa and relates one of its principles of sharing common goods to the practices of waiting as sharing time. The installation and 27 video works showcased waiting as different forms of togetherness that can be perceived in very different ways.


  • Polly Bruchlos
  • Anja Fritz
  • Silvia Gioberti
  • Nike Kraft
  • Shahrzad Rahmani
  • Benedikt Stoll

in collaboration with

  • Natalia Irina Roman
  • (Along the Lines)




  • Stellwerk Galerie
  • 22.07.- 30.07.2022