Presenting the best moments of a broadcast that marked the passing of TV and re-imagined what might have been.
Digitally archived analogue television broadcast, remote control, table.
Dimensions: variable and expanding.
Duration: until the end of time.
Table interface developed by Samuel Bruce.
Tele Visions was an experimental intervention into the TV medium in the last days of analog broadcast in Australia. The project was a pop up TV channel that broadcast 24 hours a day over six days in 2013 in Sydney’s inner west, and streamed online. The broadcast included live tele-visual art generated specifically for the project, and screen-based work compiled from an international call-out.
Rarely have artists been allowed the possibility of producing work for this broadcast medium; Tele Visions was a last chance to occupy and pull apart the cultural and technological phenomenon of analog TV in its dying moments.
Tele Visions Afterlude was a new iteration of this project. A number of self-generating TV channels continuously play the live TV pieces and selected screen works from the original broadcast. Viewers can navigate through the works by pressing the buttons on the coffee table to change channels and rewind or fast-forward through each piece. Tele Visions Afterlude is at once an archive of the original broadcast, a solution to presenting a large volume of screen works in a gallery context, and a reference to what post-analog TV has become.
Presented as part of: Experimenta Recharge: 6th International Biennial of Media Art, which toured Australia in 2014–2016.
Tele Visions: Emma Ramsay & Alex White
In the final days of analog TV transmission in Australia, Tele Visions created a temporary TV Station broadcasting 24hrs a day from the 28th of November to the 3rd of December 2013.