Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Ishittal (1987)

On April 11, way back in 1987, in Den Bosch in The Netherlands, four members of The Haters sat with their backs to the gallery audience, watching blank static on an analog TV set. When one watches an analog TV broadcast, one is really watching the distance that the broadcast had to travel in order to reach the set. But with the unorchestrated static of an empty analog TV channel there is no effect of distance. This blank static has such a physical presence that it functions as a hole in the very condition that is the nature of distance itself.

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