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

Artist attacks all work and no play culture by notimetolose

I wish I got to see Amy’s performance, as well!! Here is a newspaper article from yesterday’s issue of The Press and Journal


Artist attacks all work and no play culture
new performance questions why new technology makes us work harder

Published: 21/06/2008

A VISUAL artist who questions why modern technology is making us all work harder performed a new work on the streets of Aberdeen yesterday.

Amy Alexander, aka VJ Ubergeek, was in the city presenting her CyberSpaceLand project to unsuspecting passers-by. The audiovisual performance, a criticism of people who are endlessly working without leisure time, is part of Peacock Visual Arts’ No Time to Lose exhibition.

The American artist performed the project yesterday in locations across Aberdeen using music, video, office furniture and technological devices adapted to suit the purposes of the project.

The work is usually performed in nightclubs and art galleries and was brought to the streets for the first time yesterday. The No Time to Lose exhibition, which will be at Peacock Visual Arts in Castle Street, Aberdeen until July 26, brings together artists from around the world with their interpretations of the theme “overwork”.


It’s Lookin’ Great! by notimetolose
June 11, 2008, 6:02 pm
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A quick note on Wednesday night to say that we’ve been working extra hard today…

Abby’s installation is done, Saki’s is almost done, Anja + Anja have a few finishing touches to add to both projects, and Cathy’s installation is also very close to being done. Tomorrow we’ll adjust the lighting, add some labels, and clean up the floors. We have a press photo-call scheduled for tomorrow morning, and the opening begins at 6:00 p.m. We hope you’ll be able to join us!!

Speaking of pres calls, earlier this afternoon we had a visit from a wonderful reporter from the Scotsman. She’s hoping to return when everything else in place. Maybe that will be during our informal conversation on Friday between 12:30 – 1:30 p.m. And of course, everyone is welcome to attend that, as well =-) Remember to bring your lunch!

More tomorrow… after the last details are in place, of course 😉