Tube is a 1964 RCA television installation which illustrates the changing nature of TV from analog to digital medium. Today we consume television as a fluid medium. It exists in the air, on the internet and outside of the constraints of a linear traditional time based medium. “Tube” questions what this sort of time space displacement would do to an on screen character. The tiny figure, once living on screen is now presented as a video projection standing on top of the television, removed from the action and residing in the real world. The well-known linear cinematic narrative space has been displaced in this installation and all that’s left on screen is the static remnants of the analog age.
Gabe Barcia-Colombo makes art and videos. Often he also makes video art. Gabe and other students’ work from the Interactive Telecommunications Program at NYU is currently being exhibited at the Paley Center in New York until April 30th, 2012. To explore more video art by Gabriel Barcia-Colombo head over to his website.