No Time to Lose: A Search for Work / Life Balance


No Time to Lose by notimetolose
May 30, 2007, 11:45 am
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No Time to Lose is a response to the systemic decline of personal time being experienced by people in various parts of the world due to increased hours spent working. Through an exhibition and program of events, it draws attention to the unsustainability of social and economic systems that do not afford people sufficient time outside of work. It also addresses the individual and civic costs associated with insufficient time to attend to health, relationships, community, and politics.

No Time to Lose is envisioned as a contribution to global efforts directed at motivating and mobilizing people to trust their instincts and take back their time. As such, it features artwork that encourages audiences to disengage from their stressful routines and consider what they are losing because of an unbalanced lifestyle. Additionally, projects suggest how individuals might be able to make changes for the better. The tone of the exhibition conveys a careful balance between conceptual engagement and motivational empowerment tempered with a good sense of humor.

No Time to Lose seeks to facilitate participation for a range of audiences. For example, gallery visitors will have the chance to engage in exploration and conversation, while unsuspecting individuals can experience moments of difference by encountering performance and/or installation-based interventions deployed in public spaces. Audiences from other distant cities will also be able to participate through online forums designed to foster solidarity across geographical borders.

No Time to Lose offers new and recent work by international artists. Featured media include performance, installation, video, and new media, as well as interdisciplinary and collaborative projects.

Saki Satom, Desk Project, 2005. Video installation. Photo by Michael Franke.

Featured Artists: Amy Alexander (USA), Cathy Busby (Canada), Anja Hertenberger (Germany/Netherlands) & Anja Steidinger (Germany/Spain), Saki Satom (Japan/UK), Abigail Schoneboom (UK/USA), and Tobaron Waxman (Canada/USA).

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