01 Ben Hartley
AVD is a digital art platform, consisting of mobile-only exhibitions, a desktop based reZidenxy and IRL localhost events.
To view the current mobile exhibition go to www.a-v-d.xyz on your phone.
Hit 'R' to see the reZindexy or to apply download the application form here.
Localhost events are site specific online exhibitions that take place in physical locations.
If you'd like to send a proposal just drop us an email.
'Out of Space'
Curated by Jack Smurthwaite
1.11.18 - 30.11.18
Download documentation here.
v1 shown at APT Gallery as part of APT Live
28.9.18 - 30.9.18
v1.1 shown at Harlesden High Street as part of New Materialities of the Digital Age
3.11.18 - 4.12.18
Download documentation here.
'Boxing Stare Downs'
17.9.17 - 5.10.17
'Pissing Angels/LA Blues'
18.8.17 - 11.9.17
'キスキスが恋に落ちる (Kisukisu ga koiniochiru)'
21.7.17 - 6.8.17
'Upwards we said,'
17.6.17 - 8.7.17
13.5.17 - 3.6.17
21.4.17 - 12.5.17
'Boxing Stare Downs' - The Rematch
7.2.19 - 9.3.19
‘Boxing Stare Downs’ on AVD will be released to coincide with ‘Young Gods’ at CHARLIE SMITH LONDON. The first video will be launched at the Private View [7th Feb 6.30-8.30pm] alongside McGinn’s kinetic installation ‘GET IN’ and will be available to scan via a physical QR code print embedded into the show [or by visiting a-v-d.xyz on your mobile.] The next three videos will be released over the duration of the show.
The digital series consists of four separate videos embedded within a stream of fake adverts, forums and pop ups; a constructed, mobile-friendly viewing environment familiar to boxing fans streaming a fight. Users start the “live stream” by touching the pulsing play button.
Each video concentrates on two boxers engaged in a stare down whilst a theatrical display of heckles and neck rubs play out behind them. These charged exchanges have been paired with a series of love songs; the nervous energy and sense of adrenaline has been channelled into a softer exchange as the atmosphere is temporarily transformed by the soundtrack. The songs may be about love and loss but we as viewers know that what will follow will inevitably be violent.
CHARLIE SMITH LONDON, 336 Old Street, 2nd Floor, London EC1V 9DR
Once a utopian sharing society, the internet has become a capitalist colony. Discarded imagery, disused data and yesterday’s memes litter the ever more authoritarian virtual streets.
Miscellaneous leftovers from our hedonistic hyper-capitalist consumer society constantly surround us in our daily lives. Captured by Google’s street view cameras, these objects are subsequently immortalised in data form. This is data that exists solely for the digital representation of rubbish, trash; something that, at some point, has been deemed undesirable and disposed of. Is it therefore, inherently useless? Is it trash itself?
The continuing colonisation and monopolisation of the internet brings it crashing back down to our mundane reality, street view is but a visual incarnation of the internet’s ever expanding immaterial landfill of useless information; our throwaway psyche; our post-utopian internet experience.
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