Hall of Mirrors

The exhibition’s showroom. The side walls, ceiling and a part of the floor of this eight-meter-high room are clad with 141 mirrors. A spectacular, chronological review of television programs is projected onto them. Some of the images fill the entire room; others, only a portion of one wall; some scenes are presented in three parts; while still other excerpts from different shows merge into one image and recount tales of their own.

The visitor experiences a choreographed voyage through a half century of television, condensed into five chapters:

  - The New Medium (1953–63)
  - Democratization and Politicization (1959–69)
  - Experimental Settings (1967–84)
  - The Inroads of Commercial Television (1984–92)
  - Television Round-the-Clock (1991–2006)

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