Reinventing Television

Workshop

Gothenburg, Sweden, 2008

In this technical allround workshop at Valand Academy, the students used gears, motors, microcontrollers and cranks to turn old televisions into new storytelling machines. At the end, all the works were exhibited in the Art School's Gallery.

We started with many old TV's
We disassembled them together ...
... and took out the cathode ray tubes
Then the students came up with new “programs”, which they built into the remaining TV cabinets
Testing electromechanical feedback sound effects for “Jack the ripper”
On the left side: A switching drum that acts as a sequencer in this TV
The final exhibition in the Academy's gallery
“Boit d’Oublit vacuum tube assemblage” by Barrie James Sutcliffe
“Untitled 1” by David Bramham
“Jack the ripper” by Martin Heuser
“I see tree in this world” by Eeva‑Liisa Puhakka
“The Donuts of Annoy” by Anna Kindvall and me

Here are some videos

Workshop documentation
“Boit d'Oublit vacuum tube assemblage” by Barrie James Sutcliffe
“untitled 1” by David Bramham
“Jack the ripper” by Martin Heuser

Special thanks

I want to thank Anna Kindvall and Valand Academy for inviting me! I also want to thank the students for the good time we had together and for their super projects!


Additional resources

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