Ballroom TV (1991)

In the Berlin club “90Grad”, performances took place alongside DJ sets, which were broadcast live on the Berlin private broadcaster FAB, strongly manipulated with effects. The audience in front of the screens could tune into the broadcast via telephone or modem. In addition, videophones were installed at various locations in Berlin so that people could connect directly to club. From the self-description: “Ballroom TV was the first interactive media event that offered disco visitors and spectators a common communication platform. The disco was a place of collective, meditative noise. The live mix of all available channels became a multimedia thunderstorm that overwhelmed the senses. The mediated image and local reality were condensed into a multimedia framework that allowed individual presentation through the means of interaction, communication and distribution.”


Video clip Ballroom TV

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