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27 May 2008

No Time to Lose: The Search for Work/Life Balance

Saki Satom, 'Desk Project', 2005.
Video installation.
Photo by Michael Franke.

No Time to Lose


13 June - 26 July
Preview Thursday 12 June 6 - 8pm

Open Tuesday - Saturday 9.30am - 5.30pm.
Admission free

+44 1224 639539
+44 1224 627094

21 Castle Street
Aberdeen, AB11 5BQ

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'No Time to Lose' is a response to the systemic decline of personal time being experienced by people in various parts of the world due to increased hours spent working. Through an exhibition and program of events, it draws attention to the unsustainability of social and economic systems that do not afford people sufficient time outside of work. It also addresses the individual and civic costs associated with insufficient time to attend to health, relationships, community, and politics.

'No Time to Lose' is envisioned as a contribution to global efforts directed at motivating and mobilizing people to trust their instincts and take back their time. As such, it features artwork that encourages audiences to disengage from their stressful routines and consider what they are losing because of an unbalanced lifestyle. Additionally, projects suggest how individuals might be able to make changes for the better.

'No Time to Lose' seeks to facilitate participation for a range of audiences. For example, gallery visitors will have the chance to engage in exploration and conversation, while unsuspecting individuals can experience moments of difference by encountering performance and/or installation-based interventions deployed in public spaces. Audiences from other distant cities will also be able to participate through online forums designed to foster solidarity across geographical borders.

'No Time to Lose' offers new and recent work by international artists. Projects involve performance, installation, video, and new media, as well as interdisciplinary and collaborative practices.

Curated by: Milena Placentile (Canada)

Featured Artists: Amy Alexander (USA), Cathy Busby (Canada), Anja Hertenberger (Germany/Netherlands) & Anja Steidinger (Germany/Spain), Saki Satom (Japan/UK), Abigail Schoneboom (UK/USA), and Tobaron Waxman (Canada/USA).

With deepest thanks to our supporters: the Scottish Arts Council, the City of Aberdeen, The Henry Moore Foundation, the Canada Council for the Arts, the City University of New York, Van Lier Fellowship administered by Harvestworks,, and Transition Extreme.