Jonathan Baldock participates in Slow TV Marathon
On Wednesday 24 June from 10am, Jonathan Baldock will take part in a seven hour Slow TV marathon to be streamed on Kunsthall Stavanger’s website: http://kunsthallstavanger.no/en/
The live stream will show Baldock working on new large-scale textile works for his solo exhibition ‘Me, Myself and I’ at Kunsthall Stavanger (10 September–8 November 2020).
Slow TV relates to Andy Warhol’s 1964 film 'Sleep', depicting stockbroker, poet and performance artist John Giorno sleeping for five hours and 21 minutes. Slow TV was popularised in the 2000s by the Norwegian broadcaster NRK. The idea is that a journey or an activity is filmed as a whole and then aired unedited. The first Slow TV broadcast ‘Bergensbanen’, featured every minute of the scenic train ride between Bergen on the Norwegian west coast, crossing the mountains to the capital of Oslo. Several Slow TV broadcasts have followed, including ‘National Knitting Night’, an eight-hour programme of a sheep getting its wool cut, followed by a sweater being knit from that same wool.
With COVID-19 and its enforced quarantines, we have all been forced to slow down. Perhaps take some time on Wednesday to tune in to this meditative broadcast.