“Now!” “Hurry!” “One time only!” “Last chance!” “Before it’s gone!” – Contemporary life demands our constant alertness and attention, and for those who aim to neglect it, responds with the fear of missing out. Where are we personally situated on the timeline and how does our position correlate with the state of society? When both an individual and a global clock seem to be ticking, which corresponding issues should we confront and what should we integrate? And when time is constantly running out, how can we find playfulness and open up perspectives?
‘Get It While You Can!’ featured collaborative works by students of Transmedia Art department of the University of Applied Arts, Vienna. Focusing on current, personal and global crisis, they were invited to question this underlying sense of urgency as a form of psychological, market-related and interpersonal interaction with reality.
The curatorial team expresses its gratitude to a hosting organisation Never At Home. Never At Home promotes art and culture through temporary activation and artistic use of empty spaces. It is currently located on an area of over 2000m2 in a former school in the heart of Vienna. Through artist studios, exhibitions, lectures and workshops, Never At Home becomes a platform that promotes artistic positions and makes them accessible.