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Swamp Protocol Curated by Most Dismal Swamp at Arebyte, London

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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix)
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install view with Most Dismal Swamp web intro by Axon Body
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install view (detail: Samuel Capps)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: David Atlas)
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install view (detail: Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet, Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ Wetware)
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install view (detail: Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Kyle Zeto Thorne)
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install view
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install view (detail: Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ Wetware)
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install view (detail: Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ Wetware)
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install view (detail: Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ Wetware)
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install view (detail: Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ Wetware)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Holly Childs, Marios Stamatis and Lea SP12 Collet)
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install view (detail: Samuel Capps, Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ Wetware)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Lara Joy Evans)
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install view (detail: Holly Childs, Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet)
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install view (detail: Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Kyle Zeto Thorne)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Rachel McRae)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Rachel McRae)
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install view (detail: Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Holly Childs, Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Holly Childs, Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet)
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install view (detail: Iain Ball, Holly Childs)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Holly Childs, Benoit Ménard)
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Swamp Protocol (roux-ga-roux bass mix) (detail: Benoit Ménard)
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Swamp Protocol (detail: Marios Stamatis and Lea Collet, Jakob Kudsk Steensen)

Swamp Protocol
is the first project by experimental art platform and record label, Most Dismal Swamp. It is a distributed film project made with 18 artists working across digital media, installation, performance, machine learning, music, film and poetry. Swamp Protocol can be watched online at www.mostdismalswamp.com and also as part of a site-specific installation at arebyte gallery, London which includes a spatial 8-channel sound work by producer and genre-fluid DJ Anni Nöps.

The projects of Most Dismal Swamp simulate and explore a contemporary ecology that has come to be defined by the hallucinatory entanglement of multiple logics, systems, temporalities, and realities: a mixed-reality paradigm; a pervasive, horizonless swampscape.
Swamp Protocol focuses on the endemic habits of orientation that characterise life in the swampscape: How does one, or indeed a community, engage with an environment of this nature (and vice versa)? What can be learned from the emergent rituals and tacit procedures necessary for navigating such a shared space? Is there a collective rationality emerging from the digitally altered states wrought by the swampscape? Some kind of Dank Enlightenment?

Swamp Protocol Soundtrack by Anni Nöps will be available via Most Dismal Swamp and across all major streaming platforms in May.

29.3.19 — 13.4.19

Swamp Angels: David Atlas, Iain Ball, Lara Joy Evans, Samuel Capps, Holly Childs, Lea Collet and Marios Stamatis, core.pan, Porpentine Charity Heartscape, Marija Bozinovska Jones with MBJ Wetware, Will Kendrick, Rachel McRae, Benoit Ménard, Sarah Montet, Anni Nöps, Eva Papamargariti, Jakob Kudsk Steensen, Viktor Timofeev, Kyle Zeto Thorne

Photo by Christopher Macinnes

Editing, VFX, neural processing: core.pan / Camera Operator: Ollie Furlong / Music: Anni Nöps / Additional sound design: core.pan / 3D Henry Kissinger model and compositing: Hannah Rose Stewart

Performers: Sarah Borga, Harry Bix, Natalia Janula, Max Berendt, Aimee Neat, Rumi Josephs

Directed/curated by: Most Dismal Swamp

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