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Access all areas: hybrid exhibition at British Computer Society

Access all areas: hybrid exhibition at British Computer Society

Gingrich, Oliver ORCID: 0000-0002-1656-0032, Almena, Maria and Shemza, Aphra (2022) Access all areas: hybrid exhibition at British Computer Society. [Show/Exhibition]

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What does accessibility mean in a time when the virtual and the physical become more and more intertwined, while remediated, hybrid exhibition spaces emerge? Post-Covid, our expectations for media art have fundamentally changed, in that the perceived duality between physical artefacts and virtual interaction moves to the forefront of the curatorial discourse.

Access is no longer an afterthought, but a necessity. While media art experiences unprecedented revolutions, artists and audiences with access needs are at the forefront of the discussion around equality of access. Access all Areas envisages new, multi-sensory forms of experience that consider access through such engagement that dissolves the binaries between virtual and physical in favour of more complex, hybrid interactions. Access is no longer just an option, it is a fundamental building block of creativity.

The Access All Areas exhibition features artworks by the Art in Flux community, its founders, Maria Almena , Aphra Shemza and Olive Gingrich and some of the UK’s foremost pioneering media artists - with a focus on underrepresentation in the Media Arts. In this quest, the exhibition presents artworks by the artists Aminder Virdee, Analema Group, Aphra Shemza, Ashokkumar Mistry, Becky Lyon, boredomresearch, Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley, Eva Sbaraini, Graham Diprose, Kimatica Studio, Magik Door, Mowgli, Natasha Trotman, Olive Gingrich & Shama Rahman, Paul Friedlander, Stacey Pitsillides & Ghislaine Boddington, Stuart Batchelor, as well as Zarah Hussain.

The exhibition Access All Areas presents 3D printed sculpture, light artworks, AR pieces, a moving image programme and performative NFTs, as well as an animation program of student work from Bournemouth, Greenwich and Roehampton Universities. The exhibition also premieres the Art in Flux Archive Collection of original prints from their community of artists that will be donated to the renowned Computer Arts Society and their historic media arts archive following the exhibition.

The exhibition will be framed by a young people’s programme including a curators tour and online workshops, as well as a virtual exhibition that makes all the artworks accessible to a global audience.

Access all Areas is supported by the Arts Council of England, Heritage Lottery Funding, the Computer Arts Society, EVA London and the British Computer Society.

The exhibition showcased KIMA Colour which forms part of the AHRC funded p_ART_icipate project, as well as the other case studies Zeitgeist, and KIMA Noise

Item Type: Show/Exhibition
Uncontrolled Keywords: Hybrid Exhibition - Media Art - Participatory Art
Subjects: N Fine Arts > N Visual arts (General) For photography, see TR
P Language and Literature > PN Literature (General) > PN2000 Dramatic representation. The Theater
Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Last Modified: 24 May 2023 13:57

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