In.Grid – Positioning Statement

Response in support of the BLM movement

In solidarity with the Black Lives Matter movement, we are taking on the commitment to centre a discussion and reflection on the topic of anti-Black police brutality, within the collective space of the residency and the work we produce. We understand that the current resurgence of Black Lives Matter has come back into public attention as a result of the killing of George Floyd, but the issue of police brutality has a longer history and spans a larger geography than this incident. Some of us have been dealing with racism and structural bias in our lives and as part of our work before current uprisings. This moment presents the need for us as a group of artists and students from a variety of backgrounds to reckon with these topics in the space where we are situated: where worlds of Academia, Art and Technology overlap, and using the public platform we have been lent as part of this residency. In this context, we will be addressing issues of systemic racism and continuing to educate ourselves on the roles of the institutions we are part of as well as interrogating what skills, knowledge and spaces we can offer in support of this movement.

01.06.2020 – 19.07.2020

arebyte’s 2020 programme invites scrutiny around the concept of Systems. At the outset, this thematic structure provokes us to question what constitutes a system in itself, how it is maintained and how it acts upon us. In-grid is an animate response to this provocation. Ingrid is the product of a collective residency between artists from Goldsmiths Computing Department in collaboration with arebyte Gallery and AOS (arebyte on screen).


In form, Ingrid is a web-based gallery space, archive and artwork in themself, their interface an intermediary facilitating conversation between their visitors. Developed over the course of 2020 and opening on 1st June, this process-led programme of interventions aims to unsnarl what collaborative making might be, and what disruptive methods of artistic production can offer in terms of physical and online outputs. Through artistic intervention, performance moments and a public programme of events, Ingrid will question how we exchange concepts and communicate as individuals and as collectives. By repurposing existing systems of discourse and interchange, Ingrid hopes to comment on the potentialities of the digital, while also acknowledging that threats to privacy, agency and digital equity are increasingly commonplace. What happens when the system fails?


Over the course of Ingrid’s six-week dwelling at arebyte, there will be sustained moments of discourse between Ingrid and their constituent artists, the public, and invited participants. Workshops, symposium and collective discussions will, scaffolded by a sustained pedagogical framework, attempt to multiply what a residency of this kind can offer the public. Ingrid is not didactic, nor are they fixed. Both residents and visitors will have the opportunity to inform the development of the other.


A living archive, Ingrid is designed to continually change and constantly hoard. Visitors will be invited to steal, break and critique as much as learn or appreciate. In this way, it is our hope that visitors to Ingrid are compelled to visit again, to see something new or leave something of their own. This residency will have residue.

  • Dania Alsaleh
  • Rebecca Aston
  • Baqi Ba
  • Megan Benson
  • Jingyi Chen
  • Johanna de Verdier
  • Batool Desouky
  • Panja Göbel
  • Rob Hall
  • Veera Jussila
  • James Lawton
  • Yasmin Morgan
  • Lauma Muizaraja
  • Karen Okpoti
  • Gabor Paszti
  • Hazel Ryan
  • Anna Sang
  • George Simms
  • Katie Tindle
  • Ziwei Wu
  • Hristo Yordanov
  • Yishuai Zhang