Broadcast at the Same Time

2000, Twenty-six-channel video installation, 10-30 min

Broadcast at the Same Time consists of 26 CRT televisions placed in a circular setting with each screen displaying a different news segment. The news broadcasts, gathered from all corners of the world, were simultaneously recorded from the internet by the artist. By focusing on the abundance of images that are readily available, the work highlights the increased mobility of data transfer in the age of globalisation, where information flow is no longer restricted by political or geographical borders. Broadcast at the Same Time also explores the progressive nature of video as a medium at the beginning of an age of technological expansion, where the temporality of time-sensitive material can be easily prolonged, delayed and even manipulated.

M+ Sigg Collection
Photo courtesy of the artist

@Cattle Depot Artist Village