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Exhibitions

Time-Travel Season Launch and Exhibitions Opening

Thursday 26 September 2013

Time-Travel Season Launch and Exhibitions Opening


Part of QUAD's Time-Travel Season.

The many possibilities associated with travelling through time have captured the imagination of people across the globe for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of years.

QUAD’s Time-Travel Season explores some of these possibilities through a diverse selection of workshops, family activities and events including tours, talks, film screenings and performances. 

Monocular4 by Lindsay Seers, in QUAD Gallery, is a fully immersive sculptural space containing a poetic video installation that explores genetics, family histories, coincidences and chance associations. Situated in QUAD’s Extra Gallery Spaces is Event Horizon, a survey exhibition that invited artists to consider what it meant to fall into a black hole, or a worm hole – to experience the passage of time at its most brutal point in the universe.

Indeed, the inexorable passage of time is an ongoing concern for us all; after all – life is short. If you could, would you travel back in time to right a wrong, or forwards to see the future? But perhaps the most pressing concern is managing what time we have wisely, for we never seem to have enough.

 

SEASON LAUNCH PARTY AND EXHIBITIONS OPENING EVENT
Thursday 26 September, 6:30pm – 9:00pm
Events and activities throughout QUAD

Free, all welcome. Refreshments will be served in the Participation Space
Dress code for the evening – any era except for the present day!
Greeting you on arrival will be Maison Foo's Time Travel Agents, who will be open for general time-travel enquiries from 6:30pm. They will also be running exclusive whistle stop time-travelling holiday tours in their high-tech time-travel capsule... so if you've ever fancied travelling back in time Foo-style here's your chance. Sunglasses at the ready lets ‘Rewind to Unwind!’

In the Participation Space there’ll also be green-screen time-bending dressing up, and also Time Bike 3D by Darius Powell – where you can pedal your way backwards in time, in 3D!
In the café bar O.S.T. will be playing a selection of time-travel related film scores till late, and, stepping back a bit in time, at 7:00pm there will be speeches in the gallery to launch the new season and exhibitions.