arebyte gallery
nimrod@arbeit.org.uk
Works in London United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

BIO
arebyte, a cross desciplinary gallery space in East London working mainly in Performance and New-Media arts. We work with local and international artists on-site and on-line, promoting new and innovative means of engaging the public and facilitating participation.

arebyte (formerly known as ARtCH), is a non-for-profit organization, founded in November 2010. arebyte is dedicated to making art more accessible, communicative and tangible to new audiences through the production of high quality cultural events and activities.
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EVENT

Seeing I: 28 days living only through Virtual Reality


Dates:
Mon Nov 17, 2014 18:30 - Mon Nov 17, 2014

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Seeing I - Launch event

Bl-nk, 37 East Rd, London, N1 6AZ
Monday 17th November. Doors open at 6:30pm

Website:www.seeing-i.info
FB event : https://www.facebook.com/events/1584719315092609

We are very excited to invite you to the launch event of 'Seeing I'. An ambitious and interesting project which we have worked on for the last year with the artist Mark Farid.

'Seeing I' looks at the construction of identities though culture and technology. The project will document Mark living within the setting of a gallery space for 28 days wearing a Virtual Reality Headset, through which though he will be living someone else's life. This will be made into a documentary, directed by John Ingle, which will look at the experience itself and the implications of these digital mediators on our behaviour and as a result, our identity.

This is a very complex project and involves various factors which range from developing bespoke technology to specialist health care. We are looking to raise the funds through crowdfunding - for which we ask for your help.

On Monday 17th November we will launch the project and the Kickstarter campaign at Bl-nk, near Old Street station. We would be grateful if you could come, hear and see more about the project. If you like it spread the word and maybe even donate – any small amount would help!

Thank you and look forward to seeing you.

Nimrod Vardi
Director of arebyte Gallery


EVENT

Intimations by Cinzia Cremona


Dates:
Thu Nov 20, 2014 18:00 - Tue Dec 02, 2014

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

Intimations by Cinzia Cremona
20th Nov – 2nd Dec 2014
Thurs - Sat, 12 - 6pm (or by appointment)

http://www.arebyte.com/int/4587204778
https://www.facebook.com/events/341880532661632

Cinzia Cremona
20th November – 2nd December 2014

Come in, play, think ...
Intimations includes five videoperformances produced between 2007 and 2013:
1. Regardless (2007) experiments with visual strategies to suggest that the screen is permeable. 2. The Other Person (2010) explores intimacy, trust and zones of proximity. 3. Wish You Were Here (2011) suggests and mocks idealised conviviality, and plays with ideas of liveness. 4. Are You Talking to Me? (2010) denies relationality by focusing on a dialogue internal to the performer. 5. Before You Now (2013) explores the desire for authenticity and unmediated relationality.These videoperformances address you directly and ask personal and self-
reflective questions. It is on you, the viewer, that the significance of Intimations relies. The exhibition will be fulfilled if you accept the invitation to answer my enquires – otherwise they are simply monologues to camera – screen mediated conversations with an imagined other.

There are no technical theatrics, and the DIY aesthetic makes your presence feel more real. Dichotomies such as geographical distance and visual closeness, and relational presence and physical absence arise. I share with you a private moment in which I expose my feelings and thoughts. In addition, I unceasingly try to start an impossible dialogue with you, which triggers feelings of frustration on both sides of the screen. The screen is familiar to us and it is palpable in our daily life where most of our communication is now screen-based. We live in a networked society of hyper- communication, where the screen becomes invisible but, at the same time, shapes our identities. Through the Internet and within mass communications systems we assemble data according to our desires and we construct our personalised hypertext. Consequently, there is a fragmentation of our sense of self and understanding since I have my text and you have yours.

I address the camera in order to evoke an ideal interlocutor who activates a scene of address with me and initiates a chain of relays. We mobilise interpellation, the gaze, awareness and performativity to produce mediated relationality and invite reflection. These videoperformances explore the mechanisms and strategies of interfacing performer, video camera and screen to produce and mediate performative relationality in videoperformance. As a result, relationality emerges as fundamental to the construction of subjectivity.

By performing in my own work, I deploy my subjectivity as a tool to offer and experiment with the relational dynamics of performance, of the mediation of video, of the specific qualities of the screen and of the interplay of subjectivity and relationality. The elements of subjectivity that emerge in my videoperformances are part of my personal history, and are selected and utilised to activate relational offers and strategies. I confront the question of gendered subjectivity and representation directly, and acknowledge the legacy of artists and thinkers who have focused on the politics of representation of the female body (Martha Rosler, Hannah Wilke, Annie Abrahams and Peggy Phelan).

However, these videoperformances aim to integrate and transcend the direct questioning of representation towards the activation of performative relationality productive of moments of reflection. Similarly, they resonate with the theories and discourses of interpellation, the gaze, performativity and their ethics. In other words, I play with you in a way that transforms us both. I become with you, we construct ways of being and theories on ways of beings. What will you do with this experience? Where will you take it?

Cinzia Cremona is an artist and researcher. Her videoperformances focusing on relationships and intimate interaction form an original body of work that extends into networked practice and on-line performance. She is course leader of the MA contemporary Art and Professional Practice and for the MA Art, Design and the Book at the Colchester School of Art.


EVENT

Expanded Cities LONDON closing Party


Dates:
Sat Oct 11, 2014 18:05 - Sat Oct 11, 2014

Expanded Cities is a Light, Space & Time installation by London- Based, installation artist Ela Boyd and Los Angeles based photographer, Aaron Farley. Expanded Cities is a telematic performance triangulating three cities.

http://elaboyd.com/expanded_cities

Please join us for the closing reception of the Expanded Cities installation at Arebyte Gallery in Hackey Wick. Guests will see a showcase of the 9 simultaneous performances from within the Expanded Cities light and space installation at Curio Studio in Venice Beach, Californa and Mexicali Rose Gallery, Mexicali, Mexico and Sediment Arts in Richmond Virginia.

Enjoy immersive viewing via Google Cardboard Mobile Oculus Rift style Virtual Reality!

Performance artists include:
Ash Smith
http://www.cocaineoryoga.com/

Elle Mehrmand
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Elle_Mehrmand

Randy Randall (No Age)
http://noagela.org/

Suzy Poling and Ian Miyawki
http://www.suzypoling.com/

Moss
https://mossrva.bandcamp.com/album/previews

Karacell
www.karacell.tumblr.com

Kimberly (wrestling performance artist)

Richard Hunter (Island Boy)
http://islandboy.bandcamp.com/

Devin Sarno and GE Stinson


EVENT

The Choreography of Things: The Trailer Show / A project by Choy Ka Fai


Dates:
Fri Sep 19, 2014 18:10 - Fri Oct 17, 2014

Location:
London, United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland

arebyte is very happy to present ‘The Choreography of Things’, an exhibition by the Singapore artist Choy Ka Fai, exploring the neurological narratives of our body and the things that condition us. The project investigates perceptions of movements and memories, inquiring into the paradigm of the mind and body with a pseudo-scientific aesthetic.

The Trailer Show will present a series of studies on the act of choreography and the possibilities of a choreographic neural archive.
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The human brain is the single most fascinating and enigmatic organ of our body. It is also one of the most complex and ancient technologies we had yet to explore. Choreographers had always been intrigued by concept of the mind and the body.

Many had explored this relationship through dance, text, emotions, sound and images. Some works were mesmerizing; while others were inherently abstract in the way they negotiated the complexity of our neurological paths. However, with today emerging technology, we are able to access our neural data easily with commercial devices. Artists are now able to hack into our own brainwave activities to create artistic hypothesis.

These artistic hypotheses would generate an alternative ways of how we perceptualize brainwave data as a basis of experiment on our cognitive potential in relation with the idea of movement.
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Choy Ka Fai an artist, performance maker and speculative designer. He is inspired by the histories and theorizations that together contain the uncertainties of the future. His research springs from a desire to understand the conditioning of the human body, its intangible memories and the forces shaping its expressions. These factors converge into complex articulations at the intersection of art, design and technology.

Choy Ka Fai an artist, performance maker and speculative designer. He is inspired by the histories and theorizations that together contain the uncertainties of the future. Ka Fai graduated in Design Interaction from the Royal College of Art London, with the Singapore National Arts Council Overseas Scholarship, and was conferred the Singapore Young Artist Award in 2010. He is currently the Artist-In-Residence at Kunstlerhaus Bethanien for 2014-2015.

The project is first developed with the support of arebyte Gallery Residency in Jan 2014.

The show is on from the 20th Oct, Wed – Sat, 12 – 6pm
Opening event is on the 19th Oct, 6 – 9pm
19Sep – 18Oct 2014

More info on: http://www.arebyte.com/tcot/4586336974


EVENT

Next Brave New World


Dates:
Wed Aug 20, 2014 12:50 - Tue Sep 16, 2014

Next Brave New World
Designing [possible] Future
Selections of projects engaged with the cultural and social impacts of technology
20/08/2014 – 16/09/2014
Arebyte gallery is happy to present ‘Next Brave New World’, an exhibition featuring a selection of projects from graduates of the Royal College of Art which engage with the cultural and social impacts of technology. The projects all inspect different aspects of possible future scenarios through the lens of speculative design, technological developments and social and political narratives.
Echoing Aldous Huxley, ‘Next Brave New World’ focusses on possible futures that sit inbetween utopians and dystopias and presents projects that describe the processes leading to these fictional worlds. The exhibition aims to observe the role of the individual as part of different agencies such as society, nature capital, happiness and culture.

The featured projects raise questions such as:
What is happiness and must we achieve it?
Must governments change to accommodate new needs and desires?
How will vanity and hedonism evolve with our use of technology?
Can we create new forms of life to enhance our experience of nature?
And how might our concepts of space and time change as we look past our own Life times and undertake to design this Next Brave New World?

Kathryn Fleming, Zoe Hough, Henrik Nieratschker, Adam Peakock, Alexa Pollmann

The show is taking part in ICON TRAIL part of London DesignWeek and Time Out’s First Thursdays