Remote Control surveys the enormous impact that television has had upon contemporary culture through a range of artistic engagement with the medium and offers a look at how the next generation are responding to digital convergence. The exhibition maps the continued influence and diverse potential of TV as a social tool and new art form.
Artists include: ANT FARM, Kevin Atherton, Tauba Auerbach, Auto Italia, Joan Baderman, Judith Barry, Dara Birnbaum & Dan Graham, Lyn Blumenthal & Carole Ann Klonarides, Peter d’Agostino, Simon Denny, Jessica Diamond, Matias Faldbakken, Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujica, David Hall, Richard Hamilton, Lynn Hershman Leeson, KRIWET, Mark Leckey, Hilary Lloyd, Stuart Marshall, Marcel Odenbach, Friederike Pezold, Adrian Piper, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Radical Software, Martha Rosler, Gerry Schum, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, Hito Steyerl, TVTV, Julia Wachtel and Antek Walczak.
As the analogue form of television becomes obsolete, Remote Control will simultaneously unveil a ruin whilst gesturing towards the future with a live programme entitled Television Delivers People. Participants include Auto Italia, Bob Stanley, Experimental TV Center, Stephen Sutcliffe, Jonny Woo and Lucky PDF.
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by John Black 19.02.12 13:24
Preceding the ICA's 'Remote Control' is the exhibition 'END PIECE...' by DAVID HALL at Ambika P3, 16 March - 22 April 2012.
This timely exhibition vividly heralds the end of analogue TV in the UK as London switches to digital on April 18. The exhibition by David Hall, the influential pioneer of video art (also appearing at the ICA), features a monumental new commission, together with two restaged early seminal works. The contemporary reworking of one of his major works '101 TV sets' 1975, will form the centrepiece: The new '1001 TV Sets (End Piece)' 1972-2012, features 1,001 aging cathode ray tube TV sets tuned to analogue channels and filling the massive P3 subterranean space. When the signals are switched off by April 18 from London's Crystal Palace transmitters the multiple sets will emit only terminal audio hiss and a visual sea of white noise.
David Hall received the inaugural Samsung Art+ Lifetime Achievement Award from an international jury in January 2012.
Ambika P3, 35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS. Free. Tube: Baker Street.