1 December 2012 to 19 January 2013 at Grand Union and online at
(ON) ACCORDANCE was a collaboration between Grand Union and or-bits.com, exploring the possibilities of working across sites of production and distribution through the presentation of new online commissions and offline versions of web-based artworks. The (ON) ACCORDANCE editorial, which operated as a trigger for the production of the artworks featured on or-bits.com and the selection of the artists presented in the gallery show at Grand Union, can be found below.
The exhibitions featured works by Irini Karayannopoulou, M+M (Marc Weis and Martin De Mattia), Rosa Menkman, Damien Roach and Richard Sides at Grand Union and online works by Basel Abbas and Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Renee Carmichael, Constant Dullaart, Lucy Pawlak, Ashok Sukumaran, Julia Tcharfas and Ben Vickers, plus guest bloggers Sarah Jury and Le Petit Néant at or-bits.com.
>> “In the morning I walked to the bank. I went to the automated teller machine to check my balance. I inserted my card, entered my secret code, tapped out my request. The figure on the screen roughly corresponded to my independent estimate, feebly arrived at after long searches through documents, tormented arithmetic. Waves of relief and gratitude flowed over me. The system had blessed my life. I felt its support and approval. The system hardware, the mainframe sitting in a locked room in some distant city. What a pleasing interaction. I sensed that something of deep personal value, but not money, not that at all, had been authenticated and confirmed. A deranged person was escorted from the bank by two armed guards. The system was invisible, which made it all the more impressive, all the more disquieting to deal with. But we were in accord, at least for now. The networks, the circuits, the streams, the harmonies.” From Don DeLillo, White Noise (1985) <<