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Situación de Tiempo (Situation of Time)

David Lamelas
1967

Video installation

Situación de Tiempo (Situation of Time)

Invited to contribute to Experiencias Visuales (1967), at the Instituto Torcuato Di Tella, David Lamelas responded to the exhibition site by linking the institutions of culture and industry. He borrowed seventeen television sets - the latest models produced by Di Tella Electronics - and placed them on three walls of the room. Tuned to a non-existent channel, they emitted a bright light that took complete possession of the room. By depriving the TV Sets of their function as purveyors of pictures and information, Lamelas reduced them to a zero point, a visible remnant generating a kind of white noise, a 'static' of pure mediality in time.

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