Sea of Data

21 Oct 2017 – 3 Nov 2017

Event times

Exhibition open
Saturday 21th and Sunday 22th October 12 - 5 pm
Saturday 28th and Sunday 29th October 12 - 5 pm
Monday 23th October to Friday 3rd of November
by appointment +44 (0) 7787 504 301
email; simon@simon-pike.com

Cost of entry


Unit 3 Projects

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Bus 323 from Mile End Station
  • Bromley-by-Bow on the District Line
  • Devons Road on the DLR

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Our lives are increasingly mediated by digital technology. Our day to day needs and desires served by a multitude of screens, displays and monitors vying for our attention. Our leisure time is spent being immersed in virtual landscapes and our work and home life made more efficient as we instinctively navigate digital environments where the interface is increasingly becoming invisible. As we browse, shop and share online gigabytes of our personal and social data are being harvested, our movements, actions, opinions and attitudes all being recorded by default. This sea of data, which we surrender to convenience, is seen by many as the force which will power our digital futures. As we float upon it our attitudes and habits are increasingly informed and influenced by its ebb and flow our ideas swayed by its tides and currents.

Ian Monroe, Charley Peters and Simon Pike all use abstract form to evoke external reference. Their work sits in a tradition which doesn’t rely solely on the hermetic modernist ideal of pure form and apartness from life. It references the real world and the hardware and software that enmesh and pervade much of our daily lives. By appropriating aspects of the contemporary visual language which is increasingly defining our culture it utilises and explores the aesthetic of the screen which has become such an intrinsic part of our lives. It considers the viewer/user experience of receiving and interacting with a quick succession of multitudinous visual information though different apps or channels over different devices. It employs systems of representation and the graphic visualisation of data which are becoming increasingly commonplace. In so doing aspects of the virtual becomes manifest and questions are raised about the condition of the artwork in a post-digital, networked world where the line between reality and fiction is becoming ambiguous. 


Simon Pike

Exhibiting artists

Charley Peters

Simon Pike

Ian Monroe

Taking part


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