Initiated in 2019, arebyte on screen is an online 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.
Following in the footsteps of Storage-un.it, which ran from 2015-17 in arebyte Gallery’s storage space in Hackney Wick, AOS continues research in online and virtual spaces for curation and artistic production. Viewable on aos.arebyte.com and via a dedicated screen in arebyte Gallery’s window in London, AOS is open to the public 24/7.
As part of arebyte Gallery’s yearly programme themes, AOS continues each year alongside the physical artistic programme, creating an expansive network of artists and curators working locally, nationally and internationally across emerging media, allowing artists to disseminate their work to a greater audience and be part of an ever-growing network.
…by guest curators invites four curators each year from international digital art galleries, online spaces, biennales and festivals to present online projects and commissions for a period of three months. Each curator is encouraged to showcase artists within or outside of their networks, and to experiment with the platform and how they present their projects. This strand of AOS initiates conversations with similar spaces globally and contextualises our work on an international scale.
…by artists is an artist-led curatorial programme, where selected artists present online work and invite their peers to create a succession of content around the yearly theme for a period of two weeks. This strand of AOS aims to create networks between continents of digital artists as the current exhibiting artist is then asked to invite the next artist to participate in the project, keeping the chain going. The digital collage created through the ongoing series will become automatic, exploring various ideas as it develops, and aims to form a conversation between peer groups and acts as a stage for presenting new work by emerging artists.
…by arebyte showcases material created by the arebyte team and educational partners, relating to our physical shows in the gallery, as well as previous screen based works by alumni artists. For this strand of AOS arebyte will curate and create content in relation with the physical shows taking place in the gallery space, as well as feature arebyte’s alumni work commissioned by the gallery since 2013. This visual material will allow arebyte to expand on the theme addressed by its physical exhibitions and will be a place for art audiences to further explore, interact and engage with the arebyte programme.