Now is the Time to Say Nothing

Gloucester Guildhall, Gloucester, GL1 1NS
Mon 11th March 2019 - Wed 13th March 2019

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


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’
— The Guardian

Duration: approx 60mins

Suitability: 12 + contains depictions of war

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