SCREEN TIME: Word in Transit 5 x Yoke Collective
Taking place on the London Underground on 21st March 2019, guest curators Yoke Collective led an audience into the tube network for an evening of performance, arriving at Banner Repeater to launch the publication: SCREEN TIME with readings and contributions from performers, artists and writers.
Screens saturate our everyday journeys on the tube, from information signs to passengers distracted by smartphones and tablets. Moving image billboards jostle for attention as advertisements crowd the platform and tube carriages, designed to appeal to your best consumer/commuter instincts. A captured audience, speed and distraction contribute to just more junk-time, as Wi-Fi snakes its way underground.
With contributions from: Chlamydia the Band, Ebony Francis, Emma Louise Moore, Francesca Monticelli, Grace Black and Holly Gibbs, Keiken Collective, Lucie Macgregor, Matthew Dowell, Naomi Credé, Roisin Eloise Kerslake-Sim, Sophia Kelly-Keegan, Tuli Litvak, Frances Whorrall-Campbell, Kerry O’Connor, Rosa Hinksman, Rosaleigh Harvey-Otaway and Thomas Cuthbertson.
Word in Transit is an artist led performance platform that takes place on a public train carriage. It relishes DIY, amateurish and low-tech performances that are created with ingenuity and creativity. Word in Transit was founded by artist Campbell McConnell.
The project was supported by the Student Initiative Fund (SIF), part of University of the Arts London, Student Union.
Photography by Beatrice Taylor Searle.
Images coming soon.