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World Capital by Felicity Hammond

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Thursday, 25 April 2019 to Saturday, 18 May 2019
Thursday, 25 April 2019 - 6:00pm

World Capital
by Felicity Hammond

Opening 25 April 2019, 6-9pm

Exhibition runs until 18 May 2019

arebyte Gallery are pleased to announce World Capital, a new installation by Felicity Hammond.

Conversations about the homogenisation of the built environment have taken many forms. From Walter Benjamin’s writings about the effect of capitalism on nineteenth century Paris, to Ian Nairn’s scathing review of the growing ubiquity of town planning, the crisis surrounding urban identity has been and will continue to be widely contested.

In World Capital the conversation turns towards the way that digital technologies have influenced the global image of the city. Offering a commentary on the role that the computer generated architectural proposition plays in the increasing uniformity of the urban realm, the work outlines the ways in which the proliferation of the virtual world has contributed to urban indifference.

Combining images used to market contemporary housing alongside relics of the industrial past, the work collides local history with the global image that supersedes it. Re-imagining the Great Thames flood of 1928 which destroyed much of the site of the exhibition (now known as London City Island) World Capital recalls the area’s industrial and troublesome past, propelling its history into the near future.

Events as part of World Capital:

Panel discussion: Clare Melhuish, Monica Degen, Adam Brown and Felicity Hammond | 10th May, 6.30 - 8.30pm, (tbc) free

Reading Group | 11th May, 4-6pm, free

Walking Tour of Canning Town and the surrounding area, led by Debbie Kent | 18th May, 1-3pm (tbc) free

Artist ( Name ):

Artist ( Description ): 

Felicity Hammond is an artist and educator based in London. She is currently undertaking TECHNE funded research in the Contemporary Art Research Centre at Kingston University on digital representations of the built environment and their relationship with site. She has worked with major institutions including Tate Modern, The Whitechapel Gallery, The Photographer's Gallery and The Saatchi Gallery, and her work is held in international collections.

Other Info: 

Nearest tube: Canning Town (Jubilee / DLR)

Gallery open Tues - Sat 12-6pm

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arebyte Gallery is a London-based art organisation which supports the development of contemporary artists working across digital and emerging artforms. Following in the long tradition of artists experimentation with new technologies, arebyte Gallery, has led a pioneering programme since 2013, to much acclaim. The gallery commissions new works from emerging, as well as more established artists, across the UK and internationally, supporting multiple voices in digital culture, and bringing innovative perspectives to art through new technologies.

Venue ( Address ): 

arebyte Gallery
Java House, 7 botanic Square
London City Island
E14 0LG

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