Televessel is a classified television work (in the sense intended by Georges Perec) and an initial rational attempt at television aesthetics. Based on a typology of ‘trunk-men’ and ‘talking heads’, this praying figure of the small screen has arranged a huge all-musical composition known as an ‘oratorio’ on account of its obvious character of sacred art. Televessel is a work of editing and the raw material is recorded on the basis of criteria: different sorts of talking heads, excerpts from comic strips with no characters, publicity spots, etc. Televessel is a work built on a musical score, itself composed for the work and at the same time as it. Televessel, lastly, is thoroughly marked by signs, writings, and graffs, so as to take possession of television.

  • Format 1"C(1 inch - type C)
  • Color system PAL
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  • Year 1985
  • Duration 02:10:00
  • Languageinfo
    Running text/titles: English UK, French, German, Dutch/ Flemish
    Spoken: German, French, Dutch/ Flemish
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