Time Passes is conceived as a corridor of time that echoes the indeterminate passage of our days as we navigate the pandemic that is still to pass, and the detritus that it will leave behind. Its title references the middle chapter in Virginia Woolf’s novel To the Lighthouse which captures a movement in time and feeling, leaping through ten years in 20-plus pages.
Conceptualised during this necessary time apart, this exhibition stages our return to one another and to shared public spaces as the lockdown restrictions that separated us are slowly lifted. It recognises the lingering tenderness of our collective time apart and our time together now but still apart. The works in the exhibition manifest various acts of care-taking through the handling of different materials, and commitment towards uncovering possibilities of living and relating even through difficulty and uncertainty.
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