arebyte presents Rock Bottom, an exhibition by Abe Sugarman, the winner of hotel generation 2022, arebyte’s yearly programme mentoring the next generation of UK digital artists during the critical early stages of establishing a career in the arts.
Rock Bottom – ABE SUGARMAN
Part of arebyte 2022/23 programme Sci-Fi
Opening Event : Thu 16 March 2023 6:30-9pm
Exhibition runs until 29 April 2023
arebyte Gallery London
Rock Bottom is a choose-your-own-adventure journey composed of games, video works and sculpture, implementing emergent ecological systems, the materiality and power of restarting, and non-linear lifecycles as metaphorical pointers to introduce the narrative of survival; encouraging players to understand how (un)localised deep-rooted trauma and catatrophe can be comprehended.
The exhibition explores concepts of queer and jellyfish temporalities, where restarting and rejuvenation become the metaphorical pointers to introduce the narrative of survival. The installation expands the gameplay into the physical space through life-size characters and theatrical props, encouraging players to become entangled in game worlds both virtual and physical, while questioning how to live at death’s door with cataclysms of many scales using seemingly non-compatible sites of discussion.
To learn more about Rock Bottom and view the entire programme of events associated to the exhibition, click this link.
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