Exhibition

a place for friends

14 Nov 2018 – 17 Nov 2018

Event times

Thursday 15th - Saturday 17th: 10:00AM TILL 5:00PM

Cost of entry

Free

hARTslane

London, United Kingdom

Address

Travel Information

  • New Cross Gate

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About

a place for friends: The slogan of the once giant social networking website myspace.com, the unrivalled choice for our online interactions during the mid-2000s.

Fast Forward to the present day, now a plethora of apps compete for the screen time we spend on our smartphones. Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Youtube, Snapchat, Whatsapp, tumblr, reddit etc. offer us numerous ways to connect and communicate with anyone from a closest friend to an anonymous stranger in any part of the world.

So how exactly do these technologies shape us? The personas we create digitally, our curated social media pages. The comments we leave on anonymous message boards and whether we choose to upvote and downvote the opinions of others. The vitriolic arguments and the well meaning debate we have underneath Youtube videos and breaking news stories. The mountains of data collected from our internet histories. Do these online profiles present a genuine reflection of who we really are?

Together with ROOM 6.4, a place for friends intends to further the conversation around such questions and explore how we are affected as individuals by the rise of social media.

Curators

Jake Major

Exhibiting artists

Daisy Latham

Bob Bicknell-Knight

Bob Bicknell-Knight

Jake Major

Becky hancock

Fay turner

Sophie Popper

Ben Murphy

Ollie Onley

Sarah Woelker

Sid and Jim

Brenda Vega

Larry Walker-Tonks

Taking part

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