The iconic Australian music show Rage is celebrating its quarter anniversary of programming with a massive art installation. 110 TV sets were collected and mounted to spell out the word Rage in the foyer of Carriageworks. The ABC archives have provided 750 clips and appearances for the installation TVs to be played over the screens on a 50 hour loop.
The installation will feature as part of Vivid Sydney but the visual arts curator for the Redfern venue, Beatrice Gralton, told the Sydney Morning Herald is not just art, it’s culture and history. It’s a ”testament to the fact that it’s not only a reflection of how the artist reflects the culture but that it is a cultural touchstone.”
Ms Gralton said: ”When I was getting ready for netball on a Saturday morning I would be counting down the top 50. Then as a teenager I would be watching it at slumber parties. As a uni student we would be watching it at all-night parties. In my 20s and now in my 30s it’s still something I watch because I love music.”
Rage: Celebrating 25 Years is part of Vivid Sydney 2012 and will run at Carriageworks, 245 Wilson Street, Redfern and will be open until June 17.