Vague But Exciting

7 Jun 2019 – 22 Jun 2019

Event times

Opening: 07/06/2019 18:00-20:00
Continues Thursday-Saturday 12:00-17:00 until 22/06/2019

Cost of entry


Vivid Projects

West Midlands, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 4, 5, 6, 37, 37A, 27Y, 41 649, 560, 66Y 57, 57Y, 58, 58A, 60, X66
  • New Street, Moor Street

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Vivid Projects is pleased to present VAGUE BUT EXCITING, an exhibition of 10 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 features artists working in the UK, India, USA and Europe. We are pleased to support five  new  commissions alongside recent works exploring the origins, structures and consequences of the web using digital  media, performance, live streaming and installations. 


Ambie Drew ​(​UK) ​I Exist On The Internet (2019) 

Antonio Roberts (UK) ​Proxy Pavilions (2019)

Compiler (UK) ​Twin Pixel (2019) 

David Checkley (UK) ​Dialled away on the 56k ​ (2019) 

Emily Mulenga (UK) ​Electric Lady Land (2018)

Everest Pipkin (USA), ​default filename tv (2019)

Kanad Chakrabarti (India/USA) ​Exorbitant Privilege​ (2018) 

Rosa Francesca* (UK) ​Personae (2019) 

Sandra Araújo​ ​ ​(Portugal) ​U$AAR​ (2018) 

Swoomptheeng​ (UK) ​web%20birthday.gif (2019) 


Yasmeen Baig-Clifford

Exhibiting artists

Everest Pipkin

Rosa Francesca

Antonio Roberts

David Checkley

Kanad Chakrabarti

Ambie Drew

Ambie Drew

Emily Mulenga



Sandra Araújo



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