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This article explores the shifting materiality and meanings of television as exhibited object. To consider the fluctuating discourses involved in the display of analogue TV sets, the article critically examines how the object has been re-represented: aesthetizised, interrogated, destabilised and reorganized as science, modernity, art and media heritage. An interpretive approach drawing on Walter Benjamin and media archaeology is supported by archival sources. The term "analogue rupture" is introduced to critically assess the implications of, and discontinuities involved, in analogue television's status as art and heritage. Digital media heritage discourses that invite us to regard obsolescence as inevitable progress are questioned.
Author(s): Chambers D
Publication type: Article
Publication status: Published
Journal: View: Journal of European Television History and culture
Pages: 79 - 90
Print publication date: 27/10/2019
Online publication date: 27/10/2019
Acceptance date: 02/06/2019
Date deposited: 08/11/2019
ISSN (electronic): 2213-0969
Publisher: the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision
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