Initiated in 2019, arebyte On Screen is a platform dedicated to artist videos, digital experiences and curatorial interventions and programming utilising web-based formats. AOS invites 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 digital landscape.
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.
Linked to arebyte Gallery’s yearly onsite programme, AOS creates an expansive network of artists and curators working locally, nationally and internationally across emerging media.
arebyte Net Works invites and commissions artists, curators and international galleries working in digital arts to develop projects to be presented on AOS. Artists, Independent curators and galleries are encouraged to experiment with the platform and how they present their projects in relation to the yearly theme of the gallery. arebyte Net Works initiates conversations with similar spaces globally and contextualises arebyte’s work on an international scale.
As part of Net Works, arebyte initiates a yearly open call for people with visible and invisible disabilities working in the digital realm.
arebyte Chain 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. arebyte Chain 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 links created through arebyte Chain presents a variety of ideas, concepts and mediums from different parts of the physical and digital world, forming a dialogue between peer groups and acts as a stage for presenting new work by emerging artists.
arebyte Insights curates and presents content created by arebyte’s team and our educational partners, relating to our artistic programming in the gallery, together with previous works by alumni artists allowing arebyte to expand on the theme addressed by its physical exhibitions. arebyte Insights provides art audiences complimentary material to explore, interact with and engage in as part of arebyte’s gallery programme as well as an archive of arebyte’s previous events such as talks and performances.
arebyte Skills is dedicated to arebyte’s educational activities featuring short courses and introductory classes on given subjects, themes and software. arebyte Skills also features content made in partnership with educational institutions including universities, academic departments and educational organisations.