13th September – 26th October 2014
Time Travel probably isn't possible, we just keep on moving forward, but we all
experience the tick tock of passing seconds and minutes in different ways. Time can be
elastic and sometimes art can stop us in our tracks.
The Over Time art project engages eleven contemporary artists to make ‘time pieces’ in
a place that is about to change forever... the Greenwich foreshore. Each of the artists will
make a response to spending precisely the same fixed amount of 'clock time' (five hours
without watches or phones) in the very historically resonant and atmospheric riverside
space at Enderby's Wharf, the site of the first underwater telegraph cables. This is a site
marked by time as industrial history, social development and the natural rhythms of the
tides. Works will include sound, movement, performance, film, drawing, writing,
This project is a way to explore time in a place that is already marked by time…… by the
natural rhythms of weather and tides, the marks of our London ancestors, of industrial
heritage and the rapid progress of city development.
13th & 14th September; Thames foreshore
The initial part of the project will take place over the Thames Festival weekend with art
and performance events on and around the Thames Path on both days. Over Time
artists will be hosting drawing workshops with local people in Greenwich about their
memories of and feelings about the riverside area.
26th October; National Maritime Museum and Queen’s House and Greenwich
University, Stephen Lawrence Gallery Archive Space
A day of performances and new films about the foreshore developed for the Over Time
Artists: Jo David, Claudia Firth, Charlie Fox, Katharine Fry, Rachel
Gomme, Victoria Gray, Birgitta Hosea, The International Western, Gavin Maughfling,
Sarah Sparkes and Ian Thompson.
18th September - 16th October; Stephen Lawrence Gallery Archive Space, Old Royal
A month long art exhibition featuring work created throughout the project.
See website, Facebook and Twitter for updates, timings and exact locations.
Over Time is curated by artist Anne Robinson working in collaboration with David
Waterworth at the Greenwich University Gallery. Anne teaches film at London Met
University and has previously curated 'One More Time' project, Supernormal Festival, and
the project is further supported by Arts Council England.
For further information about the Over Time project:
firstname.lastname@example.org or 0(+44)7813 643340
Facebook: Over Time Art Project
Twitter: @Annerobs #overtimeproject
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