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Tactics: Power and Play - Panel Discussion

Online panel discussion moderated by Kumbirai Makumbe, with artists Enorê Rodrigues and Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley.
Expanding on the fluidity between the real and the virtual, Tactics: Power and Play will explore power in relation to the act of playing.

When artists conceive work countering and dismantling various forms of subjugation and oppressive systems through technology. In a landscape with a biased allocation of privilege and care, what becomes of theimportance of a free-spirited and curious approach when it comes to artistic production and engaging with technology?

Is ‘playing’ essential or irrelevant in an activity some engage in for amusement but can also be ‘oppositional’ and purposeful for some? Not naturally but conditionally competitive.

We all have a relationship with technology in various ways. With each and every one of us using differing technologies in a multitude of different ways. We all play with technology, to varying degrees, but what are the contrasting ways in which we do so?

Drawing on the themes explored in arebyte Gallery’s exhibition titled POWERPLAY, does power and play converge at tactics and if so, who has them and what are they?

POWERPLAY features works by Mr Color, Tito Aderemi Ibitola, Vincent Bezuidenhout, Scumboy, King Debs, Mbakisi Sibanda, Kumbirai Makumbe, and Isaac Kariuki. Virtual Reality iteration by Christopher MacInnes

Exhibition dates: 15th August – 26th September 2020 at arebyte Gallery, London

arebyte Gallery and The National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo are pleased to announce POWERPLAY, a group exhibition featuring artists working within digital media, moving image and technology. Co-commissioned by London-based arebyte Gallery and the National Gallery Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, with support from the New Art New Audiences grant from the British Council. The first showing of the exhibition will be presented at arebyte Gallery in London, before traveling to the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo. POWERPLAY will be the first exhibition of digital and new media art at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, Harare and Mutare.

More information – https://www.arebyte.com/powerplay


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