National Media Museum £10,000 commission open for inaugural gallery

An open commission of £10,000 is to be awarded to produce an exhibit for the National Media Museum which will be the first gallery to explore the social, technological and culture impact made by the internet.

The National Media Museum, alongside FutureEverything is seeking to commission one of the inaugural exhibits for the opening in March 2012, which will have a focus on the impact of the internet on everyday lives.

The first exhibition will be entitled ‘Life Online’.

Content Curator Sarah Crowther, said: “The first special exhibition will explore the internet’s culture of openness, sharing and collaboration, from Sir Tim Berners-Lee’s dream of a “common information space” to the role we play within it.”

“We are seeking imaginative, ambitious and inspirational artworks that respond to the open source theme, particularly those that involve audience participation and interaction suitable for both children and adults, and possibly with an online presence to complement the physical display.”

Submissions are to be made by 27 July, before being reviewed by a panel including Drew Hemment, director of art and music festival FutureEverything and Ben Hammersley, editor at large of Wired Magazine,.

JudgeGill will create the exhibition gallery.