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A view of DCA Galleries during the Timecode exhibition. The room is dark, and there is a countdown clock in the corner of the room that shows the number 9. A glowing rectangle can be seen in the distance.

Timecode

Ross Birrell, Graham Dolphin, Ceal Floyer, Douglas Gordon, Ilana Halperin, On Kawara, David Lamelas, Kelly Mark, Tatsuo Miyajima, Ugo Rondinone, Christian Stock, Thomson & Craighead

Timecode marked the beginning of our 10th anniversary year. Each artist in the exhibition has an obsession with marking time but have very different ways of expressing this - live web streams, wallpaper, lumps of coal, lava medallions, digital code alongside more traditional, yet still idiosyncratic and highly personal approaches such as graphite, watercolour and oil paint.

From Timecode exhibition. A room is lit up with orange light. There are speakers and electrical equipment in the room, wired together.

"'Timecode' is a show that marks time in both the sense of celebrating ten years of productive work; and also of pausing for thought. It is in-between time. This is appropriate: it generates a sense of anticipation that time will start again soon, and that what happens next is the most important thing" Art Monthly review of Timecode written by Martin Vincent.

Timecode brings together internationally revered artists (Douglas Gordon, On Kawara), alongside artists at an earlier stage in their career (Graham Dolphin, Ilana Halperin).The works all express the passing of time in very different ways. From Christian Stock's blocks of paint, painstakingly built up over the course of several months to Thomson & Craighead's new media work which shows webcam views from all the world's timezones and transmits them live in to the gallery projected on the wall.

Read a review of Timecode on Rhizome

A view of DCA Galleries during the Timecode exhibition. The room is dark, and there is a countdown clock in the corner of the room that shows the number 9. A glowing rectangle can be seen in the distance.

Artists' Video | Timecode

Exhibition images

A green block is made out of lots of repeating, small images. The images are glowing and are projected on the wall.
From Timecode exhibition. A black canvas hangs on DCA Gallery walls. It is speckled with white paint that looks like stars.
From the Timecode exhibition, a block of dried white paint which has been built up gradually over the course of several months.
From Timecode exhibition. A room is lit up with orange light. There are speakers and electrical equipment in the room, wired together.
A view out of DCA window, with text that say 'It's only just begun'. For the Timecode exhibition.
A view of DCA Galleries during the Timecode exhibition. The room is dark, and there is a countdown clock in the corner of the room that shows the number 9. A glowing rectangle can be seen in the distance.