David Hall "End Piece..."
16 March - 22 April 2012
Venue: Ambika P3 Galleries - University of Westminster
35 Marylebone Road, London NW1 5LS
nearest underground Baker Street (op Mme Tussaud)
David Hall, (Royal College of Art graduate 1964), pioneering video artist and sculptor, is showing a commissioned installation work "End Piece... 1001 TV sets" in his solo exhibition at Ambika P3 Galleries. This powerful work makes reference to the digital switchover from analogue TV to digital TV which takes place in London next month (18 April 2012). Hidden amidst "End Piece..." is "Stooky Bill TV " (1990) made as an unscheduled TV Interruption piece first shown on C4. "Stooky" presents an imaginary conversation between John Logie Baird and a ventriloqist's dummy. Also showing alongside "End Piece" in P3s vast industrial engineered gallery space are two of Hall's earlier installations "Progressive Recession" (1974) consisting of 9 x CCTV cameras and monitors that sequentially displaces the viewer and "TV Interruptions" (1971 and 2006) an installation of 7 x TV pieces. When analogue transmission is turned off in London there will be four days to experience "....terminal audio hiss and a visual sea of white noise."