Pass the Time of Day

Curated by Paul Rooney

9 April – 14 May 2005


Arab Strap, Marko Ciciliani, Phil Collins, Fugazi & Jem Cohen, Rodney Graham, Mark Leckey, Rosalind Nashashibi, Pipilotti Rist, Paul Rooney, Stephen Sutcliffe and Thomson & Craighead

Pass the Time of Day, curated by Paul Rooney, explored the theme of the estrangement of the everyday life through the use of music. The selected works included existing and newly commissioned pieces and had an active involvement with the emotional effects of music, mirroring our fluid and subjective experience of the everyday. The works explored the potential within day to day existence for creativity and resistance, often dealing with the theme of 'wasted time', or time loosely and freely spent, as an act of resistance.

In developing this exhibition, Rooney drew on interests inherent within his own practice which include the social and personal aspects of popular entertainments such as music, comedy and storytelling. The works included were poignant musical art moments which use or reference, primarily recent British and North American post-punk music (or pre-punk music with the same demeanour). Similarly, the everyday life that is referred to within the works is that of Western, primarily urban, primarily working class turn of the century experience.


Mark Leckey, Parking Lot, 14 May 2005, 12—5pm,
Cockburn Street, outside Collective
Mark Leckey presents Parking Lot, 1999, which includes an audio piece in a parked car outside of the gallery on Cockburn Street.

I’d Rather Jack, screening, 8 April 2005, 6—8pm,
National Galleries of Scotland, Hawthornden Lecture Theatre, Weston Link
I’d Rather Jack brought together artist films about music, including; George Barber, Mark Aerial Waller, Ann Course & Paul Clark, Bjørn Melhus, Cerith Wyn Evans, Matthew Noel-Tod, Pascal Lievre, George Shaw, Katy Dove and Peter Donaldson. Followed by the first opportunity to see a screening of Jenny Hogarth’s acclaimed performance work Pentland Rising, commissioned by Collective.

Instrument, screening, 12 May 2005, 6—8pm
Jem Cohen's film Instrument documents Fugazi on tour. However, rather than attempting to capture the glamour of the ‘rock tour’, the film focuses on the in-between times, the boring, mundane moments of eating at service stations and trying to sleep on the tour bus.

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