It can sometimes be difficult to engage with shows that are only presenting you with one medium. Especially video work, as often multiple screens can disturb your focus, sneak into your peripherals and exhaust you before you take everything in. TIME is Love, however, felt like each screen had its own orientation, building its own headroom amongst the others.
TIME is Love was coordinated by the Nomadic Art Gallery project (which toured Aotearoa over the course of 2020) and was actually the first exhibition programmed after our national lockdown. It was a strange enough feeling to be integrating back into social life, with the added strangeness of opening a show featuring seventeen international artists. This actually felt weirdly akin to the experience of viewing exhibitions over lockdown—with galleries becoming virtual all over the globe. In this way it almost felt like a small film festival, with a loose programme showing films back to back.