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The End of the World at Swiss Cottage Gallery

Location
Swiss Cottage Library
88 Avenue Road
NW3 3HA
London
Event time
Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm, Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday closed
Date
23 Mar 2019 - 20 Apr 2019
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The End of the World (2017) is a video projection enclosing the viewer in a planetarium style view of the solar system. The accompanying audio monologue intertwines examples of end times, examining its differing cultural forms.

The narrator touches on macro ideas effecting nations such as genocide and climate change and also more personal, intimate moments of loss and grief. A section of the film appropriates chat-room text from users of Asheron’s Call, a multi-player online role-playing game, whose servers where recently shut down after 17 years of collective game play. The users gathered to communally experience the end of their world, publicly narrating their emotions. The virtual and visceral combine to create a monument to lost times and lost lives.

Works in this exhibition were made with the generous support of Arts Council England.

Exhibition: 23rd March - 20th April 2019
Monday - Thursday 10am - 8pm
Friday - Saturday 10am - 5pm
Sunday closed
Swiss Cottage Gallery
Swiss Cottage Library
London NW3 3HA
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