'I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that' 
Private view: 22nd March, 6-9pm
23rd March - 5th April 2018
arebyte Gallery, Java House, 7 Botanic Square, London City Island, E14 0LG

!Mediengruppe Bitnik, Anne De Boer, Bora Akinciturk, Dominic Dispirito, Emma Stern, Harm van den Dorpel, Iain Ball, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Marie Munk, Olga Fedorova, Sarah Derat & Rachel McRae, Stephan Backes, Stine Deja and Yuri Pattison

isthisit? in collaboration with arebyte are pleased to present 'I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that', an exhibition curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight featuring 15 national and international artists concerning automated empathy, new age philosophy, digital death and the rise of artificial intelligence in contemporary society.

The exhibition also launched the fourth issue of the isthisit? book consisting of essays, interviews and artist features discussing the complications and assumptions surrounding AI, the automation of work and the corporatization of an unknown future.

The book features contributions from !Mediengruppe Bitnik, Aaron Vergult, Addie Wagenknecht, Anne De Boer, A. P. Vague, Ben Richards, Bob Bicknell-Knight, Bora Akinciturk, Constant Dullaart, Dominic Dispirito, Eleanor Hill, Elvira Højberg, Émilie Brout & Maxime Marion, Emma Stern, Erica Scourti, Eva & Franco Mattes, Harm van den Dorpel, Iain Ball, Jack Thurland, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Jamie Jenkinson, Jillian Mayer, Joachim Coucke, Joey Holder, Jonny Tanna, Joshua Citarella, Julia Faber, Marie Munk, Mathew Zefeldt, Mathias Jansson, Mit Borrás, Nina Coulson, Olga Fedorova, Pakui Hardware, Penny Rafferty, Sarah Derat & Rachel McRae, Sid & Jim, Stephan Backes, Stine Deja, Thomas Grogan, Thomas Hämén, Trystan Williams, Wade Wallerstein and Yuri Pattison.

Curated by Bob Bicknell-Knight

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I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that

Installation view, 2018

Sarah Derat & Rachel McRae
Digital & Dead, 2017
AR app, urethane, marble powder, acrylic
Dimensions variable

Sarah Derat & Rachel McRae
Digital & Dead, 2017
AR app, urethane, marble powder, acrylic
Dimensions variable

Olga Fedorova
Hot work, 2017
Lenticular print
71 x 94 cm

!Mediengruppe Bitnik
Ashley Madison Angels at Work in London, 2017
5-channel looping video installation with sound, Full HD, 16:9, 8 min 07 sec, five 40” LCD screens, five trolley stands, five video players, five cables
150 x 95 x 61 cm

!Mediengruppe Bitnik
Ashley Madison Angels at Work in London, 2017 (detail)
5-channel looping video installation with sound, Full HD, 16:9, 8 min 07 sec, five 40” LCD screens, five trolley stands, five video players, five cables
150 x 95 x 61 cm

Marie Munk

Don’t Worry I’m Here, 2017

Silicone, pigment, wadding, electronics

10 x 10 x 20 cm

Harm van den Dorpel
Hybrid Vigour, 2017
Interactive website
Duration infinite

I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that

Installation view, 2018

I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that

Installation view, 2018

Iain Ball
Lutetium Hyperflag, 2018
Digital print on fabric
65 x 98 cm

Iain Ball
Productlaneevol (self titled) [genus/ symptoms], 2009
IBA Naturals Liquid Wick Pyramid Air Freshener
10 x 9 x 9 cm

Iain Ball
Bold 2in1 Liquitabs / Tide Pods [genus/symptoms/slimefest], 2009/2018
Fair non bio pods
Dimensions variable

Iain Ball
Bold 2in1 Liquitabs / Tide Pods [genus/symptoms/slimefest], 2009/2018
Fair non bio pods
Dimensions variable

I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that

Installation view, 2018

Harm van den Dorpel
Adoreway, 2016
Digital print
100 x 80 cm

Yuri Pattison
outsourced views, visual economies, 2013-2014
Digital video (colour, sound, 1080p)
24 min 42 sec

Marie Munk
Look At Me!, 2017
Silicone, pigment, wadding, electronics
50 x 30 x 30 cm

I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that

Installation view, 2018

Bora Akinciturk
Amber #49, from the collection of The New Seoul Human Confederation Archeological Museum of Ancestor Tech & Modern Life, 2017
Tripod, cheetos bag, sim cards, IBM motherboard, house flies, food soldier action figure head, dolphin pendant, cigarette butts, printed transparent paper, tt net usb inside transparent epoxy cast
112 x 50 x 50 cm

Bora Akinciturk
Amber #49, from the collection of The New Seoul Human Confederation Archeological Museum of Ancestor Tech & Modern Life, 2017 (detail)
Tripod, cheetos bag, sim cards, IBM motherboard, house flies, food soldier action figure head, dolphin pendant, cigarette butts, printed transparent paper, tt net usb inside transparent epoxy cast
112 x 50 x 50 cm

Stephan Backes
Mask (Screen), 2018
Video, 10min, screen, Raspberry Pi, speaker, carbon fibre, resin, straps, cables
Dimensions variable

Stephan Backes
Mask (Screen), 2018 (detail)
Video, 10min, screen, Raspberry Pi, speaker, carbon fibre, resin, straps, cables
Dimensions variable

Stine Deja
Foreigner, 2018
Video
5 min 11 sec

Marie Munk
I Adore You, 2018
Silicone, pigments, fabric, electronics
35 x 20 x 20 cm

Anne De Boer
I am breathing, 2017
HD inkjet print on aluminium
diam. 50cm

Anne De Boer
breathing-xxxx-am-yyyy-I, 2017
HD inkjet print on aluminium
diam. 50cm

Anne De Boer
bhgemIaanrit, 2017
HD inkjet print on aluminium
diam. 50cm

I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that

Installation view, 2018

Emma Stern
THE END (panoramic render), 2018
HD inkjet print on aluminium
60 x 40 cm

Dominic Dispirito
Fag ash folly, 2018
Manually 3D printed PLA plastic on board
24 x 18 x 5 cm

I'm sorry, I didn't quite catch that

Installation view, 2018

Jakob Kudsk Steensen
Pando Endo, 2017
Realtime simulation with 4 drone cameras
Duration infinite

Olga Fedorova
Between two islands, 2017
Lenticular print
91 x 119 cm

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