CCA Show 2021 – In the meantime…
7 May 2021 to 13 May 2021
Camden and online
In partnership with Camden Art Centre:
The uncertainty of the pandemic has become an everyday state of being. Seeking comfort has taken many forms – we may turn to the solace of a book, listen to music, or a podcast. As we journey through these unprecedented times, we have looked to the potential of companionship, envisaged as standing side by side. In the meantime... acts not as a guide or map, but instead runs parallel to the public. A longing for companionship and belonging has informed our public programme – we present sound, imagery and the written word from Esther Leslie, Sonia Uddin, Louise Gholam, Lucy Joyce, Joygun Nehar, Javier Calderón, Caroline Mawer and Jaimie Denholm as companion pieces to each other, to their users and to a moment shrouded in isolation.
Without predetermining the narrative that the programme will explore, we wish to leave space for the fluidity of storytelling, rather than appropriating this knowledge or experience as our own. We have invited contributors to contemplate small moments of exchange, anecdotes or personal resonances that speak to moments missed and moments that have remained and sustained them in the area between Somers Town in north-west London and neighbouring Camden Art Centre. In the Meantime... is a directory, an interactive PDF and a collection of sound recordings, to be published online on 7 May 2021.
In the meantime… we walk, we wander, we wonder.
Contributors: Javier Calderón, Jaimie Denholm, Diana Foster, Louise Gholam, Lucy Joyce, Esther Leslie, Caroline Mawer, Joygun Nehar, Sonia Uddin
MA Curators: Ted Targett, Lolita Gendler, Olivia Abando, Johnnie Valantine, Seulki Yoo, Isadora Graham
Visual identity: Louise Gholam and An Endless Supply
Live events via In the meantime... Instagram page: Q&A with Javier Calderon (9 May, 6pm), Q&A with Lucy Joyce (11 May, 6.30pm) and A stroll with In the meantime...we walk, we wonder, wander ( a guided tour with curators, 13 May, 6pm)
This project is one of the Royal College of Art Curating Contemporary Art Shows 2021. MA Curating Contemporary Art (CCA) graduating students present five final projects in collaboration with leading UK based art organisations the British Library, Camden Art Centre, Furtherfield and Gasworks.