Maeve Connolly, Imagining the TV Studio: Experimental Histories and Futures

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20 August 2014

40 Pacific Quay, BBC Scotland
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Cover of Maeve Connolly, TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television,2014.

In recent years, the TV studio has figured prominently in contemporary art, whether used as a shooting location, repurposed as an exhibition space or restaged within the gallery, in works by Gerard Byrne, Celine Condorelli, Michelle Deignan and Olivia Plender, amongst others. Maeve Connollys talk examines why and how the meaning of the TV studio has changed since the 1970s, addressing its initial importance as a space of imagined experimentation, in the work of artists such as Peter Donebauer, John Hoppy Hopkins, Otto Piene, Aldo Tambellini and Stan VanDerBeek, and also exploring its future as a potential context and setting for collaboration.

Maeve Connolly is a Dublin-based writer, lecturer and researcher whose work centres on concepts and forms of publicness in contemporary art, culture, and media.

Presented by BBC Arts and LUX Scotland.

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