The National Media Museum in partnership with FutureEverything has announced a £10,000 open commission for a new, groundbreaking artwork to premiere at the launch of Life Online, the world’s first gallery to explore the social, technological, and cultural impact of the internet and the web.
UK-based applicants are invited to submit proposals that utilise any media to investigate the open source theme and explore the creativity, sharing and collaboration that forms the basis of today’s internet. Up to £10,000 is available for the artwork, which includes the artist, production and development fees.
Life Online opens in the National Media Museum in March 2012. This commission will produce one of the inaugural exhibits in a programme of special exhibitions focusing on the key issues surrounding the internet and web, and their impact on our everyday lives. The first exhibition is titled [Open Source].
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 27th July and interviews will be held in Bradford, West Yorkshire on Wednesday 24th August.
The Life Online exhibition [open source] will open in a brand new custom-built gallery on the Museum's 7th floor. The content will explore the open source culture of sharing and collaboration on the internet and web, while exploring threats to net neutrality that could signify the end of the internet as we currently know it.