Box Set

Box Set
Kate Blackmore & Frances Barrett (with Nick Keys)
As part of Tele Visions, a televised project curated by Emma Ramsay & Alex White
24 November – 3 December 2013
Verge Gallery Darlington Sydney 2006

Kate Blackmore and I collaborated to develop and perform a new work titled Box Set. The project was commissioned by Alex White and Emma Ramsay for Tele Visions, a broadcast program commemorating the end of analogue television in Australia. Box Set was an 8-day endurance performance presented within a live television studio. Kate and I watched every episode of one of the world’s longest running television series, The Simpsons, while fasting.

Box Set was anchored by Nick Keys, who provided an endurance commentary across the entire performance. He invited special guests throughout the week to discuss varied topics that responded to the project and to the experience of endurance.

Audiences could participate in this project 24-hours a day by either being part of the live studio audience or watching it on analogue television or streamed online.

Creators Kate Blackmore and Frances Barrett
Anchor Nick Keys
Technical Manager Fred Rodrigues
Special Guests Astrid Lorange, Tom Lee, Nick Sun, Zoe Coombs Marr, Alex White, Emma Ramsay and Eddie Sharp
Tele Visions was presented by Performance Space

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body
Made with the assistance of Metro Screen
Supported by the Creative Practice Lab in the School of the Arts and Media, UNSW

Texts:
Amelia Groom, ‘Sofa, So Good’
Briohney Doyle, ‘On Watching Tele Visions’

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