In the meantime… is an accumulation of exchanges, anecdotes and personal resonances. It speaks to moments missed and moments that have remained, sustained between Somers Town and Camden Art Centre.
The uncertainty of the pandemic has become an everyday state of being. Seeking comfort has taken many forms – we may turn to the solace of a book, listen to music, or a podcast. As we journey through these unprecedented times, we have looked to the potential of companionship, envisaged as standing side by side. In the meantime… acts not as a guide or map, but instead runs parallel to the public.
Without predetermining the narrative that the programme will explore, we wish to leave space for the fluidity of storytelling, rather than appropriating this knowledge or experience as our own. We have invited contributors to contemplate small moments of exchange that speak to moments missed and moments that have remained in the area between Somers Town in North-West London and neighbouring Camden Art Centre.
In the meantime… is a directory, an interactive PDF and a collection of sound recordings, curated by Johnnie Valantine, Ted Targett, Lolita Pearl Gendler, Olivia Abando, Seulki Yoo and Isadora Graham in partnership with Camden Art Centre.
(Above) Minutes (excerpt), Sonia Uddin, 2021.