The artistic concept of portable TV in the 60s

The artistic concept of portable television in the 60

The picture we see corresponds to a series of sculptures created in the years 60 with Walter Pichler avant-garde artist who knew how to perceive technological advances that were arrive. Specifically, belongs to the work called “Prototypes” , where the author used thought about how evolve the TV that, at that time, began to invade each room.

However, the work was not intended to serve as a basis for developing a portable TV, but a critical new media . According to Walter Pichler, technological advances instilled laziness and atrophied people, which in the future would be enhanced up to exaggerated limits as those we see in the image.

In fact, his invention was called “TV Helmet / Portable Living Room” , expressing well as the lounge of a house now was not defined by the people but by the presence of television. Thus, the town created by Walter Pichler attempts to transfer that privacy result, he said, the media. Therefore, the subject who uses it is absorbed by any external stimulus and only focuses on what you can see and hear through the device.

Almost 55 years later, this portable TV is a work that not only remains a great social critics, but has gained strength . Increasingly, the Internet is part of our daily lives and makes us connected to the world around us. However, that connection can sometimes be fictional, or at least not as complete as we would if we desprendiéramos of our particular hull insulation

Credit . Contemporary Fine Arts Berlin.


The artistic concept of portable TV in the 60s
Source: english  
August 28, 2015

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