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 space.

Brown Council’s Kate Blackmore and Frances Barrett began their endurance performance Box Set at midnight last night. Over the course of 8 days the pair will watch every episode of The Simpson’s from start to finish while they themselves are broadcast live from Verge Gallery at Sydney Uni.

You can tune in live via the Tele Visions website or catch it on the analog broadcast if you live nearby. Box Set will be running 24hrs a day until midnight this Wednesday the 27th, from then on the Tele Visions channel begins a five day long continuous broadcast of artworks made for TV. Box Set is one of five live works commissioned by Tele Visions. Other artists include Lara Thoms, WRONG SOLO, Joel Stern and Pia van Gelder.

The entire broadcast program is now online with more than 120 works from 100 artists scheduled up to the minute each day. You can peruse the program from the Tele Visions website or download the TV Guide which also features short  critical essays from Doug Anderson (SMH TV reviewer for 40 years), Sherry Miller Hocking (Experimental Televison Centre) and John Gillies (Video Artist and academic COFA). Pick up a limited edition printed (in glorious pink!) TV Guide at live events at both Carriageworks and Verge Gallery.

Tele Visions (28 November – 3 December 2013) is a project devised, directed and produced by Alex White and Emma Ramsay. Presented by Performance Space as part of the YOU’RE HISTORY, a program celebrating 30 years of Performance Space.

Turn it on. Leave it on. Until the end. #endofTV

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