Wake-Up Phase

The Wake-up Phase is one of the shortest phases, lasting between half an hour to one hour. In this stage, the body undergoes a transition from sleep to wake, from lying to standing wide awake. The body experiences the sharpest rise of blood pressure, production of the hormones cortisol and testosterone, while melatonin secretion stops. Just as in nature, it is a sunrise moment: from a dark reddish, low-light intensity to an activating blue of higher intensity.

Fri 17.00 to 00.00 & Sat 09.00 to 17.00 | Interactive Installation - 150 > 4Hz - Rhythmic Rocking Chair, Nick Ryan
Kartell Comeback Rocking Chair, accelerometer, headphones, Apple Mac Mini, Max MSP, audio recordings: electromagnetic radiation from iPhone scrolling through Instagram, urban traffic, London Underground train (Northern Line).

Sat 10.00 to 11.00 | Drawing Workshop – Collective Breathing with Jayoon Choi
Breathing is a vital act we constantly do in order to live. Yet, how often are we aware of our own breath? 'Breath’ invites the audience to connect to their breath and tune in with others by externalising its shape in a collective drawing.

Drawing enables people to contextualise the world in a personal way. From describing, amplifying to depict intangible matters such as your breathing.

In this 24/7 'Intuitive & Wake Up phases' notice how your breathing may have shifted from your busy morning or daytime. Notice how oxygen enters through your nostril, spread to the tip of your finger. Sit down, tune in with your breat & rmonise with others through the act of drawing.

Sat 12.30 to 13.30 | Artist & Curator Talk – A Wake Up Call for Our Non-Stop World, Sarah Cook, Jonathan Reekie & Helga Schmid
The form of contemporary progress, according to Jonathan Crary in his book 24/7, is “the relentless capture and control of time & experience.” Join artist Helga Schmid in conversation with Sarah Cook and Jonathan Reekie, curators of the 24/7 exhibition at Somerset House. They will discuss our current ‘time crisis,’ the role of clocks, calendars and technologies of time in structuring our lives. In the context of the event, and the concurrent exhibition, they will also discuss the role of art and design in these temporal processes, and work that questions, disrupts, or poses alternative time scenarios.