A critical artist intervention into the hierarchies of broadcast is hardly a novel concept. One needs look no further than the ICA’s current exhibition, ‘Remote Control’, which includes some of these most iconic instances. From David Hall’sInterruptions (1971), considered the very first ‘intervention’ into broadcast in the UK, to Ant Farm’s Media Burn (1975), a lacerating piece that ends with a sports car crashing into a mountain of analogue television screens. There is also Richard Serra’s co-authored short, Television Delivers People (1973), a teleprompter-style work that didactically correlates broadcast television’s consumerist approach – linking content programming to a form of cultural brainwashing.
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