Dissent as an iPhone App @ Arebyte, Mar 19 – Apr 16

, 16 March 2016

Group show and online application, Dissent as an iPhone App will run at London’s Arebyte space, launching March 19 and running until April 16.

The exhibition, which is curated by Àngels Miralda, will exist online as an app but accessed via the physical space at Arebyte. It will rely on user-generated (audience participation) content to be ‘complete’. It explores the relationship between critique as a process-based practice and the intersection between user-generated content, branding and advertising space, and behavioural psychology applied to economy.

It takes its title from an essay written by Joshua Decter in 2013 (and published in Guernica magazine) called ‘Art is a Problem’, which outlines art as being integrated entirely, aesthetically, politically, economically into global aesthetic, political and economic networks: “Doubt and skepticism are infinitely marketable”.  The show takes particularly his sentence that “dissent can be recuperated for other applications”, like an iPhone app.

There are four artists taking part in the app-exhibition: Débora Delmar CorpDaniel KellerSaemundur Thor HelgasonElla Plevin, and there will be a closing event on April 13 at The White Building. 

See the Arebyte website for more details**

DD Corp (2015). Courtesy
DD Corp (2015). Courtesy Débora Delmar Corp.