or-bits.com is pleased to announce the launch of the new online exhibition Accordance, featuring works by
Basel Abbas & Ruanne Abou-Rahme, Renee Carmichael, Constant Dullaart, Lucy Pawlak, Ashok Sukumaran, Julia Tcharfas, Ben Vickers , and guest bloggers Sarah Jury and Le Petit Neant.
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. Don DeLillo, White Noise, 1985. New York: Viking Press; p.46 >
Accordance is part of the collaborative exhibition project (On) Accordancewith Grand Union project space in Birmingham.
At Grand Union a gallery exhibition features offline versions of five artworks presented in previous or-bits.com online programmes that have been selected by Grand Union curators in response to the Accordance editorial, featuring works by Irini Karayannopoulou / M+M /Rosa Menkman / Damien Roach / Richard Sides
Gallery exhibition launched on Friday 30 November and continues to 19 January 2013.