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arebyte X The Wrong Biennale 2019 featuring Going Away.tv

Opening Thursday 1 November, online | Exhibition opening Thursday 5 March 2020, 6-9pm

arebyte Gallery are pleased to announce Going Away.tv, an online platform hosting live streamed artists’ moving image 24/7, combining work from a variety of localities and backgrounds, part of arebyte Gallery’s London Pavilion for The Wrong Biennale 2019.

Existing as a retreat for weary travellers, a destination for new discoveries, the passive nature of viewing is both rewarded and yet indirectly punished. Working with the idea of a dystopian TV station, unable to cope with the new demands of this form of content delivery, the stream becomes distorted and interrupted as viewer numbers grow, gradually turning itself into a community lead abstraction.

Engaging with the ideas of solitary versus collective viewing experiences, Going Away.tv is a chance for participants to find inspiration in this abstraction while making conscious choices of when and how to view the pre-selected programming. As the station’s popularity turns its content into a soup of colour and shape, will you embrace the destruction or search for solitude in its original form.

Participating artists are:
Aaron McCarthy / Adonis Archontides / Akihiko Taniguchi / Alfie Dwyer / Amanda Rice / Amy Robson / April Lin / Bertram Von Undall / Charlie Ratcliffe / Chris Collins / Chris Daniels / Christopher MacInnes / collectif_fact / Corie Denby McGowan / Cyrus Hung / Dave Greber / digostudio / Duncan Poulton / Edgar Alan Rodriguez Castillo / Edward Martin / Everest Pipkin / Fengyi Zhu / Fergus Carmichael / Gretchen Andrew / Guy Oliver / Hannah Marine / Hazel Brill / Ian Bruner & Don Elektro / Isabella Benshimol / Jakob Kudsk Steensen / James Mcoll / Jessy Jetpacks / Kara Gut / Kiah Reading / Kio Griffith / Kristofer Lock / Kumbirai Makumbe / Lotte Rose Kjær Skau / Louis Judkins / Louise Ashcroft / Luke Nairn / Marion Balac / Mati Jhurry / Maurício Joseb / Meg Jenkins / Molly Erin McCarthy/ Naomi Fitzsimmons / Natalia Skobeeva / Nikki Lam / Ollie Dook / Petra Szeman / Rosie Mcginn / Ruaidhri Ryan / Rufus Rock / Samuel Fouracre / Selden Paterson / Shinji Toya / Sid Smith / Smriti Mehra / Stine Deja / Tabitha Beresford-Webb / Tea Strazicic / Ted Le Swer / Theo Tagholm / Thomas Yeomans / Tom Kobialka / Wilf Speller / Will Kendrick / William Cook / Yoojin Lee

Going Away.tv
Going Away.tv is an online platform hosting live streamed artists’ moving image 24/7, combining work from a variety of localities and backgrounds. At once embracing and critiquing the democratic nature of streaming platforms such as ‘Twitch’ and ‘Youtube Live’, Going Away.tv will continuously present the work of multiple artists working in moving image and broadcasting, randomised but presented sequentially twenty four hours a day. On returning visits to ‘Going Away’, you may not see the same work twice.
Going Away.tv is directed by Marc Blazel and Alexander Harding.
https://www.goingaway.tv/

The Wrong Biennale
the wrong new digital art biennale is a global event aiming to nurture digital culture today.
The Wrong’s aim is to create, promote and push positive forward-thinking contemporary digital art to a wider audience through a biennial event that gathers a vast selection of digital artworks, embracing the artists, curators and institutions of today’s exciting digital culture scene.

the wrong happens both online and offline. The online happens in pavilions; virtual curated spaces in any online accessible media where selected artworks are exhibited. The offline happens in embassies; institutions, art spaces, galleries and artist run spaces in cities around the world. The offline also happens in routers; devices developed to display digital art to everyone nearby with a smartphone or tablet, via WiFi.
https://thewrong.org/

…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.

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