This unusual word comes from technology and software used on the Internet. When Web search engines are spidering they are updating their web content and indexes of other websites.
Spidering also describes the creative activities of the eight artists in this exhibition. Instead of websites and web content, all eight artists seek to index and update their perceptions of their worlds, both inner and outer. These creative acts seek to find meaning and relationships in people, objects, and spaces that can serve as a foundation for further exploration.
“Tokyo Spidering” was the inaugural exhibition for Art Byte Critique and was held from October 16 – 27, 2013 at HAGISO. After “Tokyo Spidering”, Art Byte Critique focused on regular studio work discussion meetings and participating in the Tokyo Art Book Fair in 2014, 2015, and 2016. Art Byte Critique’s second exhibition “Surface(s)” took place at the Nishimachi Artist Space in March 2017.
To learn more about “Tokyo Spidering”, you can visit the exhibition website – tokyospidering.wordpress.com