THE ART OF NO LIKES – (AOS) Arbyte on Screen curated by Hervisions

11 06 2020//

COMING VERY SOON, SUMMER 2020: Very pleased to be invited ART OF NO LIKES project curated by Zaiba Jabbar HERVISIONS as part of ARBYTE ON SCREEN (AOS) Arbyte Gallery, London.

The project will include PERPETUAL BROWSE_R and PERPETUAL BROWSE_R_2 videos plus a selection of images from recent DATASCAPE series, and some new zoom images that show hidden detail not usually visible when work is viewed on a phone or monitor screen. The work will be exhibited AOS/ Hervisions area of Artbyte gallery website and is in-progress right now, I will post the launch date on the NEWS section of this website so do check back soon!

About AOS

AOS is a platform dedicated to artist videos, multimedia experiences and curatorial interventions utilising digital formats. AOS invites web-based artists, digital artists and curators from around the world to experiment with new forms of creating, curating and presenting art online. 

The artists and curators of AOS present past projects, work-in-progress and new work; often addressing current trends and theoretical discussion in art, the work on AOS also branches into political, economic and social topics as a way of mapping a collective territory.’ Direction: Rebecca Edwards, Nimrod Vardi

The Art Of No Likes

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‘The Art Of No Likes is an ongoing critical investigation into systems of curating and a reflection on the implications of standardisations within social media infrastructures that harvest, manifest and intertwine the production of exhibitions in time-based media. The project shines a critical gaze on the gatekeepers of these infrastructures and associated “economies of like” and related systems of value judgments inherent to capitalist social media platforms. Moving through industries and across interdisciplinary practices the The Art of No Likes offers up an analysis of the “economy of like” across communication formats, experience and environment.

During this online residency at Arebyte, HERVISIONS will present a shape shifting “in conversation” dialogue of shared narratives with artists and cultural practitioners in response to the provocation of The Art of No Likes. The results will be “exhibited” at Arebyte Gallery IRL next year 2021.

The top down, confined terms of engagement and rigid architecture of social networks stunts our communication ecologies. What falls through the cracks? As curators how can we open focus on the remediation and semantics of digital performance and the complexity of emerging cultural shifts, digital archeology, interdisciplinary practice and materiality of the protocol and standardisation of the “economy of likes” residing within the logic of digital audiences.

Conceived by curators Rachel Falconer and Zaiba Jabbar with assistance from Rebecca Edwards with an aim to bring discussions of fluid and unpredictable relationships. Over the coming 3 months expect newly commissioned work, performances and text-based outcomes. Stay tuned for more!

Zaiba Jabbar is an award winning director, independent curator and founder of HERVISIONS (est. 2015). With over a decade of experience in the film and media sectors, her curatorial practice is an investigation into how people in the margins are using technology to create art outside of traditional contexts and making space for themselves in the digital environment. Jabbar was curator in residence at LUX in (2018) and is a board member of Abandon Normal Devices.

HERVISIONS is a femme-focused curatorial agency facilitating online and offline experiences and collaborations with partners to research and produce innovative commissions, exhibitions and events working across new and emergent technologies and platforms with a strong focus on the intersection of art, technology and culture. Previous exhibitions and partners include, Art Night, Tate Modern, Tate Britain, i-D x Chanel, Boiler Room, LN-CC, BFI, Gossamer Fog, The London College of Fashion, isthisit?, Mira Festival, LOOM Festival and Google Arts and Culture.’

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Sneak peek – next up as part of The Art of No likes artist Sandra Crisp @sandra_crisp will be sharing unique iterations of their projects DATA_SCAPE and perpetual browse_r & perpetual browse_r_2 during the HERVISIONS @hervisions_ residency. ⠀ ⠀ Their work uses borrowed visuals downloaded from the Net which are reworked over time – Using a process of sampling/recycling/drawing and layering the diverse elements of media images, text/graphics, video screen-casts, and camera-phone photos etc. different open-source/ free and proprietary software in experimental ways. Recent practice includes video, 3d visuals, GIFs, code-based work and and printed digital output onto various media. Always working within a minimal set of digital tools in ways that critique the software or contradict its intended purpose/function. Serendipity offered by the medium is also pivotal and inspired by the alchemy of previous lithography and etching practice in the area of fine art printmaking. ⠀ ⠀ “The Art of No Likes” takes the form of an “in conversation” with a series of cultural practitioners as an evolving sketchbook of responses. The research-based project is an ongoing investigation and a reflection on the implications of the inherent standardisations within systems that harvest, manifest and entwine in-time based media.⠀ ⠀ #arebyte #aos #onlineresidency #digitalart #digitalcommunity #hervisions #brennamurphy #feminist #femme #loop #newmedia #newmediaartists #movingimage #theartofnolikes #artandtechnology #speculativeevolution #femme

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