AOS is a platform dedicated to artist videos, multimedia experiences and curatorial interventions utilising digital formats to address current political, economic and theoretical discussion, viewable 24/7 both online and via a screen in the gallery window of arebyte Gallery. AOS invites web-based artists, digital artists and curators from around the world to experiment with new forms of creating, curating and presenting online art.
Following in the footsteps of our Storage-un.it project, which ran from 2015-17 in our storage space in Hackney Wick, AOS will continue our research in online and virtual spaces for curation and artistic production.
As part of arebyte Gallery’s yearly programme themes, AOS will continue each year alongside the physical artistic programme, creating an expansive network of artists and curators working across emerging media from all over the world, allowing for more artists to disseminate their work to a greater audience internationally.
Launched at the end of September 2018 with the commissioned online project Atropelos curated by Daniel Rourke and Luiza Prado, the channel will develop into its final version integrating the following three strands to go live in February 2019.:
…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 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.