The end of UK analogue TV: artpiece shows 1,001 TV sets fading into white noise

1001 TV sets slowly tune into white noise, David Hall, Ambika P3, London, March 2012

We’ve just posted a piece on our sister site urban75 about this fascinating exhibition in London’s Ambika P3 gallery.

1001 TV sets slowly tune into white noise, David Hall, Ambika P3, London, March 2012

The installation – buried deep in a vast underground hall in central London – has over a thousand TVs blasting out random TV stations, but these will all slowly go out as the UK turns off its terrestrial TV transmissions.

To coincide with the end of analogue TV in the UK on April 18, this exhibition by video art pioneer David Hall features new commission ‘1001 TV Sets (End Piece)’, 1972-2012. The work will feature 1001 cathode ray tube TV sets, of various ages, all tuned to random analogue stations which, as the signals are turned off between April 4-14 , wiil gradually change the sound in the space from a cacophony of over overlapping audio to a hiss of white noise.

Check out the main feature on urban75 – “1001 TV sets slowly tune into white noise, David Hall, Ambika P3, London” – for more photos,  videos and information about the work.

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