An early TV intervention by David Hall. This is one of ten 'TV Interruptions' by Hall broadcast on Scottish Television unannounced and without credit in 1971. (Later seven of the ten were issued as '7 TV Pieces').
"David Hall's work set the stage for an era in which artists took up the camera to challenge television's established formulations and its power as a medium of social control... his interventions almost established a genre, with subsequent works by [for example] Stan Douglas, Bill Viola and Chris Burden following the form of unannounced disturbances.." Eye magazine, no.60, 2006.
"These have come to be regarded as the first example of British artists' television [on British TV] and as an equally formative moment in British video art" Diverse Practices: A Critical Reader on British Video Art, 1996.