ROM- Read Only Memories exhibition + Talk

ROM- Read Only Memories exhibition until 8 Oct 2002

Currently showing in Watermans Gallery, London is Read Only Memories - an exhibition of seminal works spanning ten years of art on CD-ROM. On display is Pedro Meyer's I Photograph to Remember (1992) the first ever CD-ROM to contain continuous sound and images. With BlindRom (1993), Anti-rom (1995) and John Maeda's Reactive Square (1995) we see a shift in the way artists began to exploit the interactive capabilities of the CD to a much greater degree. The exhibition reflects of the most recent piece of art on CD Insert Silence (2001) from two artists who mainly produce work for the web.

Free Admission. Gallery open till 9pm every night.


Tue 24 Sept 7pm

Read Only Memories Curatorial Talk

Exhibition curator Derek Michael of The Warm Company will be discussing the early development of interactive CD-ROMs and their legacies. Has the CD simply evolved into DVD? Are DVDs the CDs younger, trendier, bigger brother? Come and find out.