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Vague but Exciting

June 7 @ 12:00 - June 22 @ 17:00 BST

Vivid Projects is pleased to present VAGUE BUT EXCITING, an exhibition of ten artists and collectives responding to the 30th anniversary of a revolutionary concept: the World Wide Web.

In 1989, British scientist Tim Berners-Lee conceptualised the World Wide Web (WWW) whilst working at CERN. His paper ’Information Management: A Proposal’, noted as ‘vague but exciting’ by his manager, initially sought to create a distributed information system for scientists. The proposal to use the internet to link one document directly to another expanded to become a universal and free ‘information space’ to share, communicate and collaborate: the World Wide Web. Berners-Lee’s invention came during a revolutionary wave of successful civil resistance across Europe. Thirty years on, the web’s inventor has called for the fight to create a better web.

The exhibition includes new commissions and recent works exploring the origins, structures and consequences of the web using digital media, performance, live streaming and installations.

Participating artists:

AMBIE DREW
ANTONIO ROBERTS
COMPILER
DAVID CHECKLEY
EMILY MULENGA
EVEREST PIPKIN
KANAD CHAKRABARTI
ROSA FRANCESCA
SANDRA ARAUJO
SWOOMPTHEENG

Details

Start:
June 7 @ 12:00
End:
June 22 @ 17:00
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.vividprojects.org.uk/programme/vague-but-exciting-2/

Venue

Vivid Projects
16 Minerva Works, 158 Fazeley Street
Birmingham, West Midlands B5 5RT United Kingdom