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Residency: Paraspaces – arebyte X Goldsmiths University

Text by CLOT Magazine

Derived (work in progress), Chris Speed Visuals (2021)

arebyte Net Works invites 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 about 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, in collaboration with Goldsmiths University, invites students and alumni from Goldsmiths Computing Department to take part in a 4-week residency around arebyte’s 2021 theme Realities titled Paraspaces.

The residency aims to be transparent and open to the public via unconventional and disruptive methods of collaborative making. 

Residency members are artists Pietro Bardini, Kris Cirkuit (Kris Hillquist), Jonas Grünwald, George Kuhn, Felix Loftus, Alexander MacKinnon, Rohan Mathur, Nahab (James Treagus), Zoë O’Shea, Chris Speed, Szonja Szendi, Samuel Antonio Turner, and Han Yajuan. They will each leave an object that is meaningful to them in some way. The resulting collection of objects constitutes a shrine, manifesting a sense of generous and creative exchange among the participants. The shrine will continue to be streamed for the duration of the residency.

The events programme includes Artistic Process Building Non-places in Blender with Alexander MacKinnon (Wed 6 Oct 21, 7 pm – 8 pm BST), Effective Pressure Point Design in Gaming with Han Yajuan (Fri 8 Oct 21, 9 am – 10 am BST), and Democratising Tools of Production in the Digital Age with Samuel A. Turner (Sat 9 Oct 21, 2:30 pm – 4 pm). 

All events are free and will be live-streamed via the Paraspaces page.

(Media courtesy of arebyte)
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