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A Day Without a Clock

Thursday, June 6, 2024
11:00am-8:00pm
A Day Without a Clock is on view June 7, 2024 – August 2024

Is it possible to live a year, a week, or even a day of everyday life without looking at a clock? This is the question that DeepTime Collective (Amanda Leigh Evans and Tia Kramer) asked themselves at the beginning of their year-long residency at the Everson Museum, which began in June 2023. Through conversation and collaboration with diverse Syracuse community partners, the artists realized that the tyranny of the atomic clock dictates how we relate to ourselves, our labor, the land, and each other in the modern world.

What is time without a clock?

Join us on Thursday, June 6, 2024 to experience an immersive, museum-wide day without a clock. This day-long event, led by DeepTime Collective, features ceramic timekeeping devices, performances that visualize the shape of time, and participatory events coauthored with diverse community partners. Everyone who enters the museum on June 6 (visitors, volunteers and even all museum staff), will be greeted with tools and instructions to cover the clocks on their screens and their wrists. Throughout the museum’s entire indoor and outdoor space, the artists will present alternative timekeeping activities and events to reorient our relationship to time. The museum courtyard will be turned into a sundial, performers will visualize time passing through one’s body, community leaders will have an open dialogue on the shape of time during a time-based lunch, historic timekeeping songs about labor will be sung by community groups in unison, and sand timers will mark the approximate passage of the hours. Clockless events and activities will take place approximately every hour while the museum is open.

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A Day Without a Clock is a pay-what-you-wish museum day. The museum will be open from 11am to 8pm on Thursday, June 6.

From June 7, 2024 – August 2024 a corresponding exhibition of the same title will be on view at the Everson Beadel Gallery featuring objects and ephemera from A Day Without a Clock.

Find out more about the artists’ work at the links below: