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Right Here, Right Now

Digitally-influenced work which seeks to challenge perceptions

Sat 14 November - Sun 28 February

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Picture of an artist illustrationRobert Henke DOF

A major new exhibition providing a thought provoking snapshot of contemporary digital art. Featuring the work of 16 international artists, Right Here, Right Now looks at how technology affects our lives - through surveillance, artificial intelligence, voyeurism or online dating.

Created in the last five years, their critical, playful and illuminating artworks challenge our understanding of the digital systems that surround us, while making visible those that are hidden. Prepare to re-think your increasingly connected digital life.

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Download the RHRN Catalogue below:

Artists include:

1) Daniel Rozin - New York based artist, creates interacvitve installations and sculptures that have the unique ability to change and respond to the presence of a viewer. 

2) Robert Henke - an artist working in the fields of audio visual installation, music and performance. Coming from a strong engineering background, Henke is fascinated by the beauty of technical objects.

3) Branger Briz - a collective of artists, educators and programmers formed in 1998 by Nick Briz, Paul Briz and Ramon Branger.

4) Julie Freeman - who's work spans visual, audio and digital art forms and explores how science and technology change our relationship to nature.

5) Mishka Henner - The artist is based in Greater Manchester. Even though he uses new technologies, Henner sees himself as an old school reporter – showing the public what is in front of them, but that they cannot see.

6) Stephanie Rothenberg - uses performance, installation and networked media to create provocative public interactions.

7) Felicity Hammond - is a recent graduate of the Royal College of Art (2014), where she completed her MA in Photography and was awarded the Metro Imaging printing award.

8) Ed Carter - devises and creates interdisciplinary projects that are context-specific, with a focus on sound, composition, architecture, and process.\

9) Joe Hamilton’s practice is concerned with rethinking the distinction between nature and the built environment and in considering the fragmented way we experience the world, through multiple series of continually overlapping windows on the screen.

10) UK-based artist Nikki Pugh explores relationships between people and places. Her practice encompasses locative and digital media, walking, performative actions in public spaces (including pervasive games), installation, physical computing and collaboration.

11) Thomson & Craighead live and work in London and Kingussie in Scotland. Much of their recent work looks at live networks such as the web and how they are changing the way we all understand the world around us.

12) Pioneers of Net Art, Eva and Franco Mattes explore the ethical and moral issues arising when people interact remotely, especially through social media, creating situations where it is difficult to distinguish reality from a simulation.

13) Berlin-based artist Elly Clarke explores the impact of networked culture on our sense of identity and relationships. She creates conversations, exchanges and performances in spaces online and offline, investigating an age of instant mobility and communication and questioning the importance of the physical body and object in today’s digital world.

14) Timo Arnall’s design, photography and filmmaking work is about developing and explaining emerging technologies through visual experiments, films, visualisations, speculative products and interfaces.

15) fuse* is an Italian collective of multimedia artists who explore the expressive potential of coding and digital technologies.

16) R. Luke DuBois is a composer, artist and performer who explores the temporal, verbal and visual structures of cultural and personal ephemera. Courtesy of the artist and bitforms gallery NYC


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