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In 1925 John Logie Baird made his first transmission of a live television picture. The image transmitted was that of his ventriloquist's dummy, Stooky Bill. David Hall's work creates an imaginary dialogue between the pioneer and his dummy using a 30-line mechanical system almost identical to Baird's original device, which presents an image equivalent to the one first produced in 1925. All the trademarks of Hall's work are present here: dry wit, seriousness and the exploration of illusion.
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1990, duration 4', courtesy the artist.
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