143

Stooky Bill

General

Filing Number: 143 - Stooky Bill
Author(s): Hall, David
Date Added: 2014-09-08
Created: 1990
Digital?: ✓
Physical?:
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Tags: puppets; television; electromagnetism; broadcasting
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Description

A recreation of the first broadcast of TV signals, featuring the puppet Stooky Bill, created by David Hart.

From the video page:

'...then suddenly, one day in 1925, success. John Logie Baird transmitted the first ever recognisable TV image across his attic workroom. The image was of his ventriloquist's dummy Stooky Bill. It was a great day for both of them.. The machine, the screen. The opaque, the transparent. Fact as fiction, fiction as fact. First TV, first interruption, first illusion. Dummy illusion, double illusion. The grand illusion, dummy TV...'

Archive Notes

Digital Archive contains a recording of the video.