TV on Film
Television, as both a term and a commodity, is undergoing transformation. Recalling the ubiquitous television set as our daily image provider seems almost quaint, even a bit nostalgic in 2016. Television now registers as benign in light of the constant hover, hum, and hook-up of the internet. Today, our visual feed—of both still and moving imagery—comes from multiple screens in multiple dimensions. Featuring 10 works by renowned photographers, this installation considers the territory of TV as worthy subject, conflicting message, and potent medium.
This installation was organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.
Tina Barney, Jill and the TV (1989), dye coupler print, 48x 60 in., Ralph M. Parsons Fund, M.91.50. © Tina Barney.