Please Stand By – Test Card Transmission Bottle

Made in 2018. The Test Card Bottle has been on loan in Canada and has just arrived back to the studio (July 2019). To enquire for a direct purchase contact the office for details.

The TV Test Card bottle is combination of the Philips PM5544 television test card from 1968 -69 and Test Card G which the BBC transmitted from 1971 to the late 1990s. It was the first electronically generated test card to be broadcast. The image was usually shown when no other programs were being broadcast and was accompanied by big band style music.

Slab build by hand with a small lid. The front width is 15cm. This piece is part of the series of work on Restorative Nostalgia.

Date completed 2018-11-10, signed and dated 2018