Artists and television have a rich history of dialogue and exchange from early broadcast experiments and collaborations to interventions and artist-run television projects.
This weekend will explore the ways in which TV has been used as a material by artists with newly produced contemporary works and rare historical projects.
It will feature the London premiere of BBC Arts and LUX commissioned films by Turner Prize nominee Luke Fowler among others, and a screening of Jef Cornelis’s legendary broadcast experiment The Longest Day.
Illustrated talks and discussions will examine the various ways in which artists have sought to reimagine television, exploring its history and archives and producing new works that unpack television formats and investigate the architecture of the TV studio.
With contributions from participating artists, Maeve Connolly, author of TV Museum: Contemporary Art and the Age of Television and Koen Brams, curator of the Jef Cornelis exhibition at Liverpool Biennial 2014.
Curated by George Clark
Tate Film is supported by LUMA Foundation