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Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

Friday, 5th April ,2019 @ 10:00 am - 11:30 am

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5th & 6th

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.

‘Exquisitely simple and moving. This is a cunningly constructed and heartfelt piece that acknowledges the complexities of what is happening in Syria, reminds how sitting in the dark watching a screen only distances us, and actively tries to bring us together to reach out to the real people, just like us, whose lives are blighted by war.’
— Lyn Gardner. The Guardian

Suitability: 12 + contains depictions of war

Duration: 1hr approx starting at 10:30am

Friday 5th of April 2019 | The Courtroom: Entrance 6 | Doors and bar open at 10:00am

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Saturday 6th of April 2019 | The Courtroom: Entrance 6 | Doors and bar open at 10:00am – TICKETS

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Tickets: Select REGISTER to reserve your space. Entry is very limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment. Entry is free but donations are welcome afterwards. Please contribute what you believe the installation was worth.




Friday, 5th April ,2019
10:00 am - 11:30 am
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The Old Courts
Crawford Street
Wigan, WN1 1NG United Kingdom
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