Dead Television, 2003

Television, VHS tape and player, Slides, Slide Projector

Images have been photographed from the television and made into slides.The slides are then projected back onto the surface of the television screen, which becomes an opaque surface, receiving light rather than emitting it.
Fragments of transmission have been removed from their origin and then directed back in a different form, externalising the process of transmission. Meanwhile the television occasionally shows the classic 'switch off' image, in which the screen displays a momentary zapping white line. This was employed to signal the subterranean nature of the transmission that exists beneath the surface of a television, which is otherwise an object.