Atelier Impopulaire & Aldo Tambellini, 2019
Curated by Atelier Impopulaire
Produced by Aldo Tambellini Art Foundation
Supported by Harvard Film Archive
“Black TV is about the future, contemporary America, the media, the injustice, the witnessing of events, and the expansion of the senses. The act of communication where the experience of the participants is the essential element.”
On the occasion of the 50th years anniversary of Aldo Tambellini’s legendary Black TV, Berlin Art Week presents the premiere of a new site-specific installation realized by Atelier Impopulaire by editing and combining into a multichannel dispay hundreds of hours of filmed television news programs with a personal experimental mixed-media work.
Black TV generates a pervasive atmosphere of the process-level perception by which we experience the media environment. Involving the use of multiple monitors and various layers of videos, films and slides distortion, Black TV creates a sense of the massive simultaneity inherent in the nature of electronic communication.
The installation is the final moment of a project born out from a complex, stratified experience, in which the images became a further subject in the critical investigation of the Western social and political reality. In 1969 Black TV was the highest and most original, contemporary, political point achieved by Tambellini in his three years of working with the television medium: now translated and revamped into a monumental operation of aesthetic synthesis of the Intermedia era.
The short film Black TV, from which the istallation draws inspiration from, is the Grand Prix winner of the 1969 Oberhausen Film Festival; in the collections of TATE Modern, Enoch Pratt Library, MoMA Study Collection and the Harvard Film Archive.
Berlin Art Week 2019
Opening September 11 7-10 pm
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