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)