2016 Exhibitions

Permission Taken


Monday, 14 March to Friday, 18 March 2016


9.00 - 18.00





This exhibition displays work by Antonio Roberts created during his 2014–15 artist residency at the University of Birmingham. Roberts focused on issues surrounding copyright, permission culture and art; issues which become ever more pertinent as online communities become more prolific and harder to police.

Whilst his practice focuses on digitally reusing and remixing archive material, Roberts will also use his work to encourage audiences to engage in a dialogue over these issues. Copy Bomb sculptures positioned across campus will allow users to participate in an ‘exquisite corpse’ game where data and images are remixed, raising questions over issues of ownership and intellectual property.

Presented by Research and Cultural Collections