An interactive installation curated by Brian Lobel

OLD POST OFFICE, PIAZZA SHOPPING PLAZA, PAISLEY. Get train from Glasgow Central to Paisley Gilmour St (9 minute journey): directions

Friday 17, Saturday 18 & Sunday 19 May 2019
11am-5pm // FREE (book a slot below)
There will also be some tickets available on the day.

A Renfrewshire Leisure Out of Place commission presented by Take Me Somewhere and Renfrewshire Council.

ACCESS: All TMS venues are wheelchair accessible

I couldn’t help but wonder… might my old collection of box sets hold all the answers? 

Join artists FK Alexander, Rhiannon Armstrong, Katy Baird, Dan Cox, Rachel Gomme, James Ley, Mustafa Ozpek, Owen G. Parry and more on the sofa with their favourite box sets.

In a world that can feel really scary, come in from the battlefield, hold each other tight, reflect and see things through a fresh set of eyes… 

BINGE, a new interactive installation curated by Brian Lobel, creates the space to slow down, disconnect from the noise of everyday life, reconnect with the comfort of a duvet and a listening ear. BINGE is a collection of one-to-one and intimate conversations based around your favourite box sets, that exist somewhere between radical self-care and playful self-indulgence. Warmly nostalgic, BINGE collapses the distinction between the high-brow, the low-brow, and the freshly-plucked brow. 

Leave your own drama behind, and insert yourself into a world where whatever the drama, it’ll probably be solved in under 30 minutes. 

JUST ANNOUNCED - join artists to indulge in the following box sets:

Owen Parry 
Ab Fab 

When you watch the boxset and why you watch it: Rarely these days, but between the ages of 12 and 21 every single night before I went to sleep. I knew all the lines by heart. All my one liners were an amalgam of Edina and Patsy, Schweetie. 

Dan Cox 
The Office US.  

I usually watch the box set at the end of a long day when I get in bed. It’s an extremely easy watch because the episodes are only about 20 minutes long. For me this feels like a slight act of self care because I’m making no commitment and there is no pressure on me staying focussed throughout something that is quite long. It’s short so I can squeeze episodes in here and there. 

Rhiannon Armstrong 
Grace and Frankie.

I watch it when I want to give myself permission to Give No Fucks, and for the importance it places on platonic companionship. 

Rachel Gomme 
Night and Day, a Catalan crime drama on Channel 4 
I watch it in the evening, to wind down, veg out, forget the complications of my life in the convoluted plot, and escape with the idea that everything can be solved in the end (from serial murder to finding yourself with the wrong partner). 

James Ley 
GIMME GIMME GIMME, seasons 1-3 

I got into Gimme Gimme Gimme via season 3, the final season and then went back to give it a bigger appraisal. It’s totally outrageous and you could say it hasn’t aged well but it’s still very much deserving of its cult status. I feel I’m a big part Linda La Hughes, played by Kathy Burke, and I love her emotional responsiveness, extremely high sex drive, and self delusions. These are the holy trinity that get me through life and its great to have a role model for that. I also love that this show was made at the turn of the century and it’s incredibly nostalgic in that respect - but also quite offensive at times. I watch it when I want to escape back to simpler, less sophisticated times and have a good laugh and fag with Linda.  

Katy Baird 

Spaced is a sitcom about two friends in their mid-twenties, who don’t really do much in their life – they play video games, smoke weed, sign on and get up to all sorts of mischief. When I first watched it in 2001, I was 23 and spent most of my time getting stoned, playing video games, signing on and getting up to all sorts of mischief. Everyone I knew loved Spaced because it was one of the first times we saw our lives represented on TV.  

FK Alexander
Sex And The City

Because of habit and fantasy…