A major solo exhibition by David Hall, the influential pioneer of video art, featuring a monumental new commission '1001 TV Sets (End Piece)' 1972-2012, as well as restaging two seminal early works. This timely exhibition vividly heralds the end of analogue TV in the UK as London finally switches to digital on 18 April 2012.
The dramatic contemporary reworking of one of Hall's early major works â101 TV sets' will form the centrepiece of the exhibition. '1001 TV Sets (End Piece)' will feature 1001 cathode ray tube TV sets, of all ages and conditions, filling the massive Ambika P3 subterranean space. The TVs will be tuned to different analogue stations playing randomly in a cacophony of electronic signals, gradually reducing between April 4 and April 18, as the final analogue signals are broadcast from London's Crystal Palace. When transmission is turned off, the multiple sets will emit only terminal audio hiss and a visual sea of white noise.
Internationally recognised for his groundbreaking work in the field of video art, David Hall (b. 1937) has often been cited as its most influential pioneer in Britain. On 25 January 2012, he was awarded the augural Samsung Art+ Lifetime Achievement Award by an international panel. David Hall's work will also feature in Remote Control: Art & TV in the Analogue Age - an exhibition exploring the enormous impact that television has had on the work of visual artists since its arrival on the domestic landscape which opens at the ICA on 4 April 2012.
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