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Vague But Exciting Talks
21/06/2019 @ 18:30 - 20:00 BST
Friday the 21st of June, 6.30 -8pm at @vividprojectsuk Artists @hellocatfooood & @ambiedrew join @cathy__wade to discuss their work for Vague but Exciting and explore the influence the internet has on their practices. Access to the net has changed and shaped us in ways that we are still beginning to articulate, its impact on mass culture is embedded distinctly in both practices within the exhibition, where they overlap and diverge warrants discussion.
Featured works 👀
Antonio Roberts (UK) Proxy Pavilions(2019)
When a visitor connects to one of these devices they will be disconnected from the wider internet, ensuring only a singular connection to the work is made. By forcing this one-to-one connection to each ‘Pavillion’ or server, Roberts draws attention to the physicality of the internet by showing that information that is delivered to our devices globally is possible due to a global network of physically connected servers which are often hidden from consumers and the general public.
Ambie Drew (UK) I Exist On The Internet (2019), Ambie Drew is a filmmaker whose practice explores fabricated femininity, gender and identity. She does this through the construction of her digital alter ego, Ambie – a product of amplified, kitsch and stereotypical femininity, encountered through an objectifying female gaze. In this new single-channel video work, Drew utilises her internet conceived alter ego to examine a fragmented existence in the synthetic digital realm.
I Exist On The Internet, is a new work commissioned for Vague but Exciting by Vivid Projects from Current Black Hole Club Member Ambie.
Free, booking advised