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

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


EVENT

Dream Home with Fabio Lattanzi Antinori and Sara Ludy at Affordable Wick


Dates:
Fri Aug 01, 2014 18:00 - Sun Aug 03, 2014

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

Dream Home with Fabio Lattanzi Antinori and Sara Ludy at Affordable Wick during Hackney WickED

‘Dream Home’, a multi-faceted media installation looking at the gaps between reality and fantasy as manifested in the online and offline experience together with a critical examination of the recent housing and financial crisis. The installation features the work of two very talented artists Lattanzi Antinori and Sara Ludy, who’s work use the digital, offline and online as their main artistic tool.

The piece, ‘Olympic walk’ by Fabio Lattanzi Antinori manipulates and hacks the methods of description used by online and offline real-estate agents and services to portray different aspects of a property in order to make it appealing and attractive, thus transform and expose its poetic and lyrical nature making them absurd and fantastic.
Adding to the fantasy, the work ‘Dream House’ by Sara Ludy shows a tour of 3D rendered architectural and interior landscapes floating in space. Each shot is carefully constructed and planned resembling the very familiar home décor and architecture magazines aesthetics.
The installation is placed within the wooden cabin made by Affordable Wick as a research for alternative spaces within the city.

The cabin and the two works create a dialogue between the physicality of the space it is situated in, the texts and poems which are intended to make us dream and the house which only exists in our dreams and fantasies. This circle, which may feel endless in our pursuit of material happiness, brings us to find alternatives and settle for what we can afford rather than what we wish and therefore draws us away from the physical possibilities of the fantasy. But can the fantasy which exists online satisfy us or does it only keep the dream alive?

Curated by Nimrod Vardi

Title:Olympic walk
Year: 2014
Medium: Algorithmic poems, on-line found property ads, custom code, photo digital frames.

Title: Dream House
Year: 2014
Medium: Video, 10 min.


EVENT

Profile Picture by Mark Farid


Dates:
Fri Aug 01, 2014 18:00 - Sun Aug 03, 2014

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

Arebyte is happy to present ‘Profile Picture’, an interactive installation by the artist Mark Farid, challenging our relationship with social media and our online presence. The project looks at the commodification of our online activities by digital bodies such as Facebook and Google and the lack in our understanding of their role in in a capitalistic power orientated systems.

These two mega-corporations have transformed the world as we know it:
Facebook replaced many of our social activities from the most basic one of verbal dialogue to the more complex ones of making new connections whilst Google is practically in control of our informal education and knowledge in general, and all that is placed somewhere in the skies, far from our reach, close to their use.
The power of the digital is increasing with no slowing down in sight, but where are we standing in relation to this rapid growth? Are we to sit idly by as it continues to feed our fictional social desires, or shall we question this ever growing reality?

Farid invites us to experience this relationship with the invisibility of the digital and asks us to question the medium and the changes it brings.