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Television Begets Solitude: A NYC Artist Questions The Medium’s Pervasive Influence On Modern Culture

Television Begets Solitude: A NYC Artist Questions The Medium’s Pervasive Influence On Modern Culture
Design

A new art installation invites viewers to witness the 'collective solitude of a remote, tv-watching nation.'

Timothy Ryan, PSFK Labs
  • 18 october 2011

Remote Nation is a public art installation lining New York City’s Highline Park housed in a vacant, newly minted apartment building. Artist Kevin Cooley creates a scenario where inhabitants of an entire high-rise apartment building appear to be watching the same television station simultaneously. Viewing from the outside in, spectators witness the ‘collective solitude of a remote, tv-watching nation.’

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