Real Time

Seventeen, Kingsland Road, London E8 4DG, UK

20th June 2020 to 18th July 2020

Real Time was a hybrid, multi-platform project reflecting on time and the present – a deep breath, a slowing down, a taking stock. Rejecting the anxiety-inducing FOMO of the livestream drive, Real Time was a slowly unfolding project engaged with a mode of deceleration, instead of ramping up the feeling of ‘constant now’ we so desperately need to leave behind. Consisting of contributions from artists, designers, writers and musicians, the exhibition took place across various spaces, from the Seventeen gallery website, to radio, social media, playlists, PDF publication and email. Taken as nodes in an organic, reactive network, the constituent parts collided, overlapped, bounce off of each other and the outside world to create refracting frictions and possibly, hopefully, portals for a slow, contemplative meditation.