Now Is The Time To Say Nothing, an interactive sound and video installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflicts, is heading to Battersea Arts Centre this autumn.
For the installation, audiences take a seat in a circle of armchairs, switch on their headphones and go beyond the headlines. With stunning video and immersive sound, filmmaker Reem Karssli and artist Caroline Williams connect their audiences with Karssli’s human story of the Syrian conflict.
Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is a provocation against armchair passivity, following 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 Karssli 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.
When: 2nd – 19th October 2019
Where: Battersea Arts Centre, Lavender Hill, London SW11 5TN
£: Tickets cost £15 or £12.50 for concessions
More info: www.bac.org.uk