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Heads Up Festival: Now Is The Time To Say Nothing

HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY, Albion Street, Hull, HU1 3TF

28 - 30 Mar 2019

£7.00

12+

Now Is The Time To Say Nothing is an interactive video installation exploring the role of screens in observing global conflict. 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

Venue Details

HULL CENTRAL LIBRARY,
Albion Street,
Hull,
HU1 3TF

lending.library@hullcc.gov.uk

01482 300 300

http://www.hullcc.gov.uk/libraries

Hull libraries offer access to books, music and video DVDs and CDs, newspapers and magazines, plus a wide range of other material. They offer information about the library service in different languages, large print and Braille on request. Books written in community languages are available at the Hull Central Library and other local libraries.

Facilities

Accessible Information Points

Accessible Toilets

Baby Changing

Changing Places Toilet

Hearing Loop

Level Access

Wheelchair Access

Opening Times

Monday
9.30am– 5pm
Tuesday
9.30am– 5pm
Wednesday
1pm – 7.30pm
Thursday
9.30am – 7.30pm
Friday
9.30am – 1pm
Saturday
10am – 4pm
Sunday
Closed