Ingrid is the product of a collective residency between artists from Goldsmiths Computing Department in collaboration with arebyte Gallery and AOS (arebyte on screen).
arebyte’s 2020 programme invites scrutiny around the concept of Systems. At the outset, this thematic structure provokes us to question what constitutes a system in itself, how it is maintained and how it acts upon us. In-grid is an animate response to this provocation. Ingrid is the product of a collective residency between artists from Goldsmiths Computing Department in collaboration with arebyte Gallery and AOS (arebyte on screen).
In form, Ingrid is a web-based gallery space, archive and artwork in themself, their interface an intermediary facilitating conversation between their visitors. Developed over the course of 2020 and opening on 1st June, this process-led programme of interventions aims to unsnarl what collaborative making might be, and what disruptive methods of artistic production can offer in terms of physical and online outputs. Through artistic intervention, performance moments and a public programme of events, Ingrid will question how we exchange concepts and communicate as individuals and as collectives. By repurposing existing systems of discourse and interchange, Ingrid hopes to comment on the potentialities of the digital, while also acknowledging that threats to privacy, agency and digital equity are increasingly commonplace. What happens when the system fails?
Over the course of Ingrid’s six-week dwelling at arebyte, there will be sustained moments of discourse between Ingrid and their constituent artists, the public, and invited participants. Workshops, symposium and collective discussions will, scaffolded by a sustained pedagogical framework, attempt to multiply what a residency of this kind can offer the public. Ingrid is not didactic, nor are they fixed. Both residents and visitors will have the opportunity to inform the development of the other.
A living archive, Ingrid is designed to continually change and constantly hoard. Visitors will be invited to steal, break and critique as much as learn or appreciate. In this way, it is our hope that visitors to Ingrid are compelled to visit again, to see something new or leave something of their own. This residency will have residue.
Johanna de Verdier
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