The Binary Graffiti Club
Exhibition at 117 Wallis Road, 12-15 November 2017
arebyte Gallery is pleased to announce The Binary Graffiti Club, a project inspiring people to see the city as canvas to create change thorough the use of code, workshops and activism.
The Binary Graffiti Club is a user friendly public participatory spectacle and public engagement event across urban space with he hope of creating new narratives for the playful engagement of the environment, and encompassing performance, politics and art.
Formed of a group of members of the general public, The Binary Graffiti Club aims to explore themes of control and identity in the city in response to a sense of disillusionment and lack of trust, as well as a general apathy within youth culture and culture in general. The exhibition at arebyte centres around a series of workshops and activities that will ask the participants to be active and engaging in both their own environment and local community.
An extension of “flaneur” who wanders without aim, The Binary Graffiti Club creates a new sense of urgency and agency as the city is reclaimed for cultural change. This provides a platform to celebrate the pioneering spirit of digital innovation and culture through creative collision and socially engaged artistic practice. The artwork created represents the hopes and aspirations of people set in various contexts. We are nothing more than zeros and ones, however this give us influence, hope and the ability to affect the code we’re made of and therefore the system. We are active agents of change and as the assets we’re responsible of directing the flow.
Alongside the exhibition, The binary Graffiti Club also includes a series of activities and events.
These include creation of statements where participants will draw from expert speakers and brainstorm on their future and the future of politics which will then be translated into zeros and ones and made into graffiti stencils; making graffiti works in the streets from the manifesto stencils; exploring the local area and creating a series of public interventions which will be documented and used in the exhibition; production of a musical score composed of a series of binary codes extracted from the manifestos; and a collaboration with the Barbican on a workshop as part of Too young for what?.
For more information on these and ways to get involved, please visit www.thebinarygraffiticlub.com.
Stanza is an internationally recognised artist, who has been exhibiting worldwide since 1984. His artworks have won twenty international art prizes and art awards including:- Vidalife 6.0 First Prize Spain. SeNef Grand Prix Korea. Videobrasil First Prize Brazil. Cynet Art First Prize Germany. Share First Prize Winner Italy: Stanzas art has also been rewarded with a prestigious Nesta Dreamtime Award, an Arts Humanities Creative Fellowship and a Clarks bursary. Numerous commissions include work for Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Watermans Art Centre, FACT, and the Open Data Institute.
His artworks have been exhibited with over one hundred exhibitions globally. Participating venues have included :- Venice Biennale: Victoria Albert Museum: Tate Britain: Mundo Urbano Madrid: Bruges Museum: TSSK Norway: State Museum, Novorsibirsk: Biennale of Sydney: Museo Tamayo Arte Contemporaneo Mexico: Plymouth Arts Centre: ICA London: Sao Paulo Biennale: De Markten Brussels: Transport Museum London: QUAD Derby: Ars Nova Museum Finland.
arebyte is a London-based art organisation which supports the development of contemporary artists working across emerging artforms. Through our gallery space and affordable studio complex, we create thriving environments for artists to expand on their practices, explore collaborative working and meet new audiences.