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Tele Visions announced for Experimenta: Recharge 6th International Biennial of Media Art

Experimenta has announced the traveling exhibition will include a static installation version of Tele Visions. The installation is in effect a series of generative channels allows viewers to navigate through or between works through a simple interface. Experimenta first opens on November 27th at RMIT Gallery in Melbourne and will then travel to various regional […]


Sofa, so good.

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A couple of hours ago, the last minutes of analogue television in Australia coincided with a doughnut breakfast at Verge Gallery in Sydney. The breakfast broke the fast that performance artists Kate Blackmore and Francis Barrett had undergone over the last eight days, as they sat in the gallery watching every episode of The Simpsons […]


Briohny Doyle on watching Tele Visions

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On Sunday I wake up and get straight on to my assignment. It’s 9am and either Frances or Kate is lying on a couch watching The Simpsons. For a while it’s magnetic to watch her watching The Simpsons, early, before the other artists have emerged. She looks really tired. I like how she looks. Tired […]


Larry Emdur’s Suit and other musings from Tele Visions Day 3 from Jessie Scott

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It was with great excitement, perusing the Tele Visions program guide (with its satisfying rustle of newsprint) that I noted the inclusion of Emile Zile’s great undergrad work Larry Emdur’s Suit. A small classic of it’s time, I can’t think of a better moment to uncover it, or a better context in which it should […]


Friday on my Tele Visions: Reflections on Day 2 of Televisions from Kath Letch

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I tune in Friday morning online in Melbourne – black silhouette images float across traffic / trees / cityscapes with the whooshing soundtrack of traffic. The need for coffee causes a trip to the local shop for milk supplies and when I return there is static. Full abstract black and white hissing static not just […]


Just Call Me Homer: Thoughts on the First Day of Tele Visions from Dr Ben Byrne

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Tuning in to the opening day of Tele Visions was an incredibly strange experience. Far stranger than I had expected. Living in Melbourne, well out of range of the UHF transmission, I had to rely on the stream on this website. I hit play on my iPad while eating my lunch – TV and food, I must admit, […]


Tonight at the Cockpit of Pampered Isolation: Nick Keys In Conversation with Tom Lee

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As part of Box Set, join anchor Nick Keys each night at 6pm with a range of guests, ideas and discussions. Broadcast live each night at 6pm right here and broadcast on analog TV transmission: 681.25 MHZ in the UHF band. Tonight Nick will be joined by writer and academic Tom Lee,  in conversation about hunger, fasting, bodily asceticism, Kafka’s Hunger […]


Live from the Cockpit of Pampered Isolation, nightly at 6pm

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As part of Box Set, join anchor Nick Keys each night at 6pm with a range of guests, ideas and discussions. Broadcast live each night at 6pm right here and broadcast on analog TV transmission: 681.25 MHZ in the UHF band. Guests just announced include: //Thu: Join Box Set anchor Nick Keys with Astrid Lorange, in […]


Doug Anderson on “Television”

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“Good evening and welcome to television!” Most viewers over the past half century would remember Bruce Gyngell’s convivial introduction to the advent of the televisual era in Australia on September 15, 1956. It has been replayed often over the years as television  – never a medium to shy away from self-congratulation in all its forms […]


Television as Performance Space

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Television as Performance Space By John Gillies Television’s great innovation was that it could be everywhere at once and in real-time.  Broadcasting could be expanded sculpture, as artist Lucio Fontana dreamed; as immaterial as electrons in space, made visible in flashes of light and constellations in time and space, connecting inner and outer worlds, forms […]


A Brief Look at Analog Imaging Instruments

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Media practice evolved in the late 1960s and early 70s as artists began to explore then-new analog television instruments, particularly portable video recording technology, and to build analog tools for image processing. The impulse to create media art emerged partly as a reaction to the one-way delivery system of a broadcast television dominated by corporate […]


Tele Visions Launches this Thursday

Commemorate the end of TV with Tele Visions, a series of live and broadcast events interrogating the medium of television on its death bed. Devised, curated and produced to mark the occasion of the analog switch off around Australia, Tele Visions introduces audiences to the works of more than 100 artists working in the televisual […]


From the Tele Visions Co-Directors

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TV has ended. After 57 years of continuous broadcasting, television will be switched off in Sydney at 9am on the 3rd of December. When we speak of TV we refer to analog broadcast TV. Digital broadcast TV will, of course, continue. However, much of the medium’s specific attributes have vanished or are in the process […]


In Conversation: Tele Visions with Picture Skew

This morning we had a wonderful conversation with Jessie Scott of Picture Skew in Melbourne. We talked about many things including Video Art’s relationship to television, the co existence of digital and analog TV and what happens when that analog space disappears, artist interventions throughout the history of  television, our project and many favourite instances […]


Program Announcement and Pozible Campaign

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Lara Thoms, Joel Stern, Pia van Gelder, Wrong Solo (Agatha Gothe-Snape and Brian Fuata), Kate Blackmore and Frances Barrett will continue the legacy of artists who have utilized the TV medium in the past, presenting works made for live TV with a studio audience. Tele Visions will create a temporary TV studio at Carriage Works […]


Call Out Now Closed

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  Tele Visions has been blown away by the epic response to the Tele Visions call for screen works. The call out is now closed. Massive thanks to everyone who has contributed their work, we’ll be in touch in the coming weeks. Share


Call for screen works open

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  Tele Visions is seeking submissions for screen based works that will be considered for broadcast and presentation in the Tele Visions program. We are interested in new and existing works that engage with TV as a medium, the end of TV, TV’s history, TV’s content forms, the production and language tropes of performance for TV, TV’s […]


Tele Visions in residence at Metro Screen

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  Tele Visions artistic directors Emma Ramsay and Alex White will be working in residence at Metro Screen until December 2013 supported by an Australia Council for the Arts, Early Career Residency grant. Metro Screen has an amazing history over the past 30 years of training and making TV and Film accessible mediums and has […]


Tele Visions is live!

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  We are very excited to exist! The Tele Visions project is born of our mutual love and hate for TV and a fascination with a range of histories and art practices that have managed to intersect, mirror or briefly interrupt this noisy and overwhelming monolith. In the coming days and weeks more and more information about […]