We must imagine the other side of the catastrophe. The side in which we can finally see that we did not fall into this time, we fell through it. A descent that is not immediate, explosive, or visible but rather unremarkable and gradual. It is what Rob Nixon refers to as slow violence - an incremental, attritional violence whose devastating repercussions develop out of sight and across a multiplicity of temporal scales and spaces. Achieved through accumulation, slow violence resides in the lengthy, fatigued space after a calamity. The long-term emergency that is ignored in favour of the more visceral spectacles of burning towers,tsunamis, volcanic eruptions, and fallen bodies.

How do we articulate unspectacular time?


May 31 – July 28, 2018

Opening reception: Thursday, May 31, 6:30-8:30pm

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Photo: Tor Jonsson

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