NOW IS THE TIME TO SAY NOTHING
BY REEM KARSSLI AND CAROLINE WILLIAMS
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is an interactive sound and video installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflicts.
The show is a provocation against armchair passivity.
Using stunning video and immersive sound, it follows the real story of Syrian artist Reem Karssli as she captures her daily experience of the Syrian conflict on camera.
We see what emerges when she is contacted by a group of teenagers from the UK who want to see beyond the footage they’ve watched on their TVs.
Together they co-author an experience which attempts to connect a UK audience to the human story behind the news. Created over four years, following Reem into an exile which forces her to leave her camera behind, Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is an intimate exploration of what it means to stay connected to each other and of what happens when war and the need for survival gets in the way.
Saturday 4 May | 10.30am | 12noon, 2.30pm | 4.30pm | 7pm | 8.30pm
Standard price: £7.50. Group bookings of 10+ priced at £5 per person.
Age Recommendation: 12+
Running Time: 60 minutes
Warnings: This show contains depictions of war
Caroline Williams is an award-winning artist working in multi-disciplinary participatory performance. She represented the UK at the Prague Quadrennial with her performance installation for the V&A Museum Shakespeare’s Fools. Other projects include Can You Hear Me Now (MAYK), Make Yourself At Home (Nuit Blanche Brussels), Millions of Years (English National Opera), Dad Dancing with Second Hand Dance, Shadwell’s Tempest and Le Malade Imaginaire (Shakespeare’s Globe).
Reem Karssli is a Syrian film-maker and researcher now living in Berlin. Reem Karssli made her first film Everyday Everyday with independant film producers Hakawti. It is an intimate and honest portrayal of her family, as they become internally displaced in Damascus.
Video design by Christina Hardinge
Sound design by Lewis Gibson
Produced by MAYK
Original sound by Keir Vine and Tom Parkinson
Original video by May Abdalla
This show is billed as part of Paint The Town Festival in conjunction with Battersea Arts Centre and The Collaborative Touring Network.