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A Wake-up Call for our Non-Stop World

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Somerset House
31 Oct 2019 – 23 Feb 2020

The exhibition 24/7 took visitors on a multi-sensory journey from the cold light of the moon to the fading warmth of sunset through five themed sections with over 50 multi-disciplinary works. Curated by Sarah Cook and inspired by Jonathan Crary’s book of the same name, 24/7 held up a mirror to our always-on culture and invited audiences to step outside their day-to-day routine to engage, reflect and reset. Over 35,000 people visited, leaving comments that the exhibition changed their perspective on their relationship to sleep, to technology and to one another.

Artists featured in 24/7 spanned a broad range of creative disciplines, including sound, film, new media, photography and sculpture. The show also featured selected historical objects borrowed from the Science Museum and UCL.

Featured artists included:

Adam Chodzko, Addie Wagenknecht, Alan Warburton, Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg, Alice Vandeleur-Boorer, Benjamin Grosser, Biome Collective & Joseph DeLappe, Cassie McQuater, Catherine Richards, Daily tous les jours, Daniel Eatock, Douglas Coupland, Ed Fornieles, Erica Scourti, Esmeralda Kosmatopoulos, Étienne Jules Marey, Harun Farocki, Hasan Elahi, Heath Bunting, Humans since 1982, Hyphen-Labs, Iain Forsyth and Jane Pollard, Inés Cámara Leret, John Butler, John Gerrard, JooYoun Paek, Joseph Wright of Derby, Julia Varela, Kateřina Šedá, Katie Paterson, Kelly Richardson, Kimchi & Chips, Lawrence Lek, Liam Young, Marcus Coates, Mark Thomas, Mat Collishaw, Michel Mandiberg, Nastja Säde Rönkkö, NONE Collective, Pierre Huyghe, Pilvi Takala, Roman Signer, Rut Blees Luxemburg, Sam Meech, Susan Hiller, Tatsuo Miyajima, Ted Hunt, Tega Brain and Surya Mattu, Tekja, Thomson & Craighead, Tyler Coburn, UBERMORGEN, Viktor IV

image credit: Douglas Coupland, Slogans for the 21st Century