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VPRO Tegenlicht celebrates anniversary with interactive installation in Het Nieuwe Instituut Rotterdam

17 FEBRUARY 2022

During the 20th anniversary year of the future-gazing Dutch TV show VPRO Tegenlicht (‘Backlight’), the exhibition The Future Through Artificial Eyes: 20 Years of VPRO Tegenlicht opens at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam, on 20 February. Visitors can see over 500 Tegenlicht broadcasts from the past two decades, presented in innovative fashion thanks to artificial intelligence. An interactive installation by designer Richard Vijgen allows us to view the extensive archive of the popular TV show through the ‘eyes’ of a self-learning computer, and experiment with the results. The exhibition is open until 26 June 2022 and forms part of a broader celebration of the anniversary of the VPRO programme in which the ‘Archive of the Future’ is the common theme.