Superlative TV: Apathy Transmission

Superlative TV examines apathy as a powerful force of environmental, political and cultural change.

Thursday, 6-9pm
Friday to Sunday, 11am-6pm

Accessible Suitable for age 16 and under

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292 St John Street
London EC1V 4PA


Still from Slacker by Richard Linklater, 1991

Superlative Television’s third broadcast focuses on the effects of apathetic attitudes in relation to the environment, labour, and the politics of representation.

Apathy is a state of mind that manifests in opposition to a neoliberal reduction of life to individual self-interest with regards to energy consumption, workplace and media. Being apathetic is a reactionary step which has consequences on the climate, labour rights and the welfare state. 

Doing nothing can also be a practice of struggle against neoliberalism in everyday life, where being unproductive is antithetic to agendas aimed only at increasing power and profit.

The broadcast will include work submitted via our open access platform, and artist video as well as material produced by superlative television.

“One day it’s going to dawn on everybody that this large, silent majority have been winning every election for the last three decades, and the people winning these elections are going to be too ashamed, or better yet, too afraid to even take power at all.” 19’05”, Slacker, Richard Linklater, 1991

Artists: Superlative TV and others
Curators: Anne Tenner

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