Dead TV (cancel delete)

A mobile video work of dead TV sets cast in an apocalyptic world.


In this work I used an iPhone 4S to document over an extended period, abandoned television sets on the side of the road. The portability and accessibility of a smartphone in my pocket enabled me to record these dead TVs, as I saw them walking, riding and driving in the inner north suburbs of Melbourne. In the edit I was interested in replicating the rhythm of multi-touch screen actions used to select and delete photos on a smartphone.

Keen, Seth. Dead TV (cancel delete). Mobile Innovation Network Aotearoa, International Mobile Innovation Screenings, The New Zealand Film Archive, Te Anakura Whitiahua, Wellington 2014. Video.

DEAD TV (cancel delete) from sethkeen on Vimeo.