Participation TV (réplica 1984)

Nam June Pail

13 January 1969

Philco Color lite TV set, 2 microphones N.Y. amplifiers. 31 x 32 x 25 cm. Courtesy: The David Bermant Foundation: Color, Light, Motion.

Participation TV is an interactive video work in which a sound-frequency amplifier and two microphones are connected to a television.

When a microphone is used, the coloured lines in the middle of the TV screen warp according to the type and volume of noise made. Participation TV creates an aesthetic discourse out of television and the moving image, and transforms the relationship of the viewer to the medium. It demonstrates how interactions with new technologies can offer new visual experiences.