Experimental Television of the 1960s and '70s 2011
Deutsche Kinemathek - Museum for Film and Television / Berlin
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In the 1960s television developed worldwide into a dominant mass media, whose opinion-forming power was sceptically faced by artists and theorists. The “one-way communication,” which forces viewers into a passive role was criticized above all. As late as 1978, the former Federal Chancellor, Helmut Schmidt, called for a Sunday without television in order to free German television audiences from this passivity. Artists publicly took positions on the subject in radical art events.