Static As A Trope In Electronic Art: David Hall’s 1001 Tv Sets (End Piece) And Other Works

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  • Sonics

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  • Static As A Trope In Electronic Art: David Hall’s 1001 Tv Sets (End Piece) And Other Works

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  • Static is often used in electronic art to symbolise a metaphysical outside that is only perceivable with technology. A significant recent example is David Hall’s 1001 TV Sets (End Piece). In this paper I will explore the static as outside trope using numerous examples, with a focus on Hall’s work. I will show that the trope demonstrates how static can be meaningful and so functions as more than merely interference.

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