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24/7


Somerset House is hosting a landmark exhibition looking at our inability to switch off from our 24/7 culture.

A series of immersive works explore the causes, consequences and some playfully suggest solutions to unplug and unwind, including one where you can opt to be completely shrouded in a copper blanket, which blocks electro-magnetic signals.

Sense of Time, Ted Hunt, 2019 © Ted Hunt

Sense of Time, Ted Hunt, 2019 © Ted Hunt

Other highlights include 6 months without, where artist Nastja Säde Rönkkö lived for 6 months with internet access, Tatsuo Miyajima’s meditative isolation chamber Life Palace (tea room), Hyphen Labs’ new photo booth on contagious yawning, a live data visualisation of insomnia worldwide from Tekja, Finnish artist Pilvi Takala’s intervention at Second Home as a ‘wellness consultant’ in her film The Stroker, and the original diary room chair from Big Brother.

Tickets from £14. More info on the Somerset House website.

Earlier Event: 27 October
Family Sundays
Later Event: 1 November
Alexandra Palace Fireworks Festival