March 20, 2012 - Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA) - Remote Control
March 20, 2012

Remote Control

Simon Denny, “Those who don’t change will be switched off,” 2012.
Digital collage from transmission switchover advertising.

Remote Control
3 April–10 June 2012

The Mall, London, SW1Y 5AH, England
+44 20 7930 3647

Peter d’Agostino, ANT FARM, Kevin Atherton, Tauba Auerbach, Auto Italia, Judith Barry, Dara Birnbaum & Dan Graham, Lyn Blumenthal & Carole Ann Klonarides, Joan Braderman , Simon Denny, Jessica Diamond, Matias Faldbakken, Harun Farocki & Andrei Ujica, David Hall, Richard Hamilton, Lynn Hershman, KRIWET, Mark Leckey, Hilary Lloyd, Stuart Marshall, Marcel Odenbach, Friederike Pezold, Adrian Piper, Michelangelo Pistoletto, Radical Software, Martha Rosler, Ira Schneider, Gerry Schum, Richard Serra, Taryn Simon, Hito Steyerl, TVTV, Julia Wachtel and Antek Walczak

Remote Control includes a range of work by artists who explore the way television shapes contemporary culture, and also highlights a number of contemporaries who are responding to the mediums digital convergence. Coinciding with the digital switchover in the UK, the exhibition marks the end of analogue broadcasting—a milestone in the evolution of television.

The exhibition includes significant works that examine how television has changed the way artists engage with material and form, and how adopting techniques of television broadcasting has contributed to the deconstruction of traditional definitions of art. Exploring the role of television in the public sphere, many of the works presented in the exhibition challenge themes of gender, race, propaganda, identity, pop imagery and consumerism.

Television Delivers People
A series of talks, events and performances programmed to accompany the exhibition.

Opening Event: Lucky PDF
2 April
South London arts collective, Lucky PDF, takeover the ICA Theatre with their new project The School of Global Art.

Art for Television
18 April 2012
A panel of guests tackle the subject of commissioning art for television. Chaired by independent producer Jacqui Davies, panel includes, Anna Ridley and artist David Hall, amongst others.

Artists’ Film Club: Work from the Experimental TV Center Archive
19 April 2012
A selection from the Experimental TV Center in upstate New York, curated by James Richards and ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Moving Image Steven Cairns.

A Girl, A Clown, A Blackboard: Trade Test Transmissions
25 April 2012
Bob Stanley presents a talk covering the development of Test Cards over the years, and his fascination with the music that accompanied them.

The Trouble With Television
2 May 2012
Artist, writer and educator John Cussans chairs this panel which will focus on how TV relates to mass manipulation, globalisation, consumption, and the creation of desire.

Artists’ Film Club: Cinema Over Cinema
3 May 2012
This Artists’ Film Club consider the bridges between Radio, Television and Cinema, in a selection of moving image works by artists Aleksandra Domanovic, Jonathan Horowitz, and a performance by Stephen Sutcliffe.

The Jonny Woo Show
10 May 2012
Performance artist and drag queen Jonny Woo hosts an exuberant live club night of musical talent and cutting edge cabaret, which will be filmed and broadcast from a multi-stage studio.

Auto Italia LIVE – Episode 4
9 June 2012
Auto Italia South East present a new episode of Auto Italia LIVE – an artist-run TV series performed before a studio audience and broadcast live over the Internet.

Touring Talks
Thursdays, 6.30pm
Join curators, artists, and other cultural practitioners on a tour through Remote Control.

12 April – American artist Oriana Fox
24 May – Artist and curatorBarby Asante

Film Screenings:
12 April – The Revolution Will Not Be Televised + Q&A with Executive Producer Rod Stoneman
14 to 15 April – To Die For & The Truman Show – Double Bill
29 & 31 May – Poltergeist

Also at the ICA:

BUNK: Celebrating 60 Years of The Independent Group
26–27 April 2012
Two-day conference celebrating the legacy of The Independent Group.

LUX / ICA Biennial of Moving Images
23–27 May
A new five-day celebration of contemporary artists’ moving image launched by LUX and the ICA. The only biennial of its kind in the UK it consists of screenings, new commissions, performances, talks and panel discussions.

A new Artist’s Edition by Matias Faldbakken will accompany Remote Control. For more information please email, telephone +44(0)207 766 1425

Press information: Naomi Crowther | Press Officer | ICA || 020 7766 1407

Remote Control at ICA, London
Institute of Contemporary Arts (ICA)
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