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Rita Sá
OUT OF SERVICE

"Out of Service” portrays the story of a character with a passive, self-centred attitude: a child whose outside image is built to look perfect, and who, as the story unfolds, being exposed to a series of unusual, ridiculous situations he has to deal with alone, gets lost in his imagination and deconstructs his appearance.
Bored. He leaves school and walks to the bus stop. He sits down because he'll still have to wait a while for the bus. Then, it starts raining and gets windy. 
There goes his coat.
He moves up on the seat to make room for the people arriving. He watches. His immature, questioning vision makes him wonder vaguely about what's around him. 
But what does she want that for? 
With nothing to do but wait, he begins wondering about how the things people have with them work, imagining and simulating possible uses.
What might that be for?
While in reality, he keeps a certain distance, in his imagination, he becomes involved in the surrounding environment, naively testing the clothes he was wearing originally and the new elements, in addition to the information he absorbs from the people arriving. 
The original silhouette, which represents a perfect, symmetrical image, gradually becomes deconstructed, a synonym for the boredom he shows on the outside, in contrast with the confusion in his imagination, characterised by the gradual increase in new elements, such as tapestry and references to traditional aprons. Elements that from his immature perspective seem to make no sense at all.
Finally, the bus seems to be coming. What? It's not in service.