Video installation / multi-channel video (5 x 30 min) silent, loop
Web based adaptation (with sound) Repris: Tv time
TV time consists of segments of broadcasts from the Swedish Television channels Kanal 1 and TV2. The selected clips span a decade, from the years 1983 to 1993. Everything broadcast on state television has since 1979 been recorded and archived, a recorded material that (as side effect) also includes the gaps—the “nothing”—in-between programs. This “wait-time” has since been filled up with trailers or commercials, but during the analog tv-time of the ’80s and ’90s, it was represented by a ticking clock over a kid’s drawing or a scenic photograph. These dissected segments of recorded time are replayed and re-experienced in real time.
Exhibited at Haninge Konsthall (nu nu nu nu, together with Ulrika Gomm), Stockholm in 2010 and at Entrée, Bergen, Norway in 2012 (part of solo exhibition Grey Zone). Also developed into a web-based project for Space, Tensta Konsthall, Stockholm, 2013. Repris: Tv time
Text by curator Laurel Ptak, BOMB Magazine, September 29, 2014