We interrupt this transmission (2012 – ongoing)

We interrupt this transmission is a monthly online image-broadcast, accessed via open subscription through email and twitter. The images are sent between CATALOG – as channel 1 and channel 2 – as a form of  ‘call-and-echo’, where the first contribution initiates a response.  The images are drawn from many sources. There are relationships within each pair – sometimes produced in synchronicity, sometimes oblique – but also connections across the trajectory of the project, where particular questions and trains of thought are made apparent through the accumulation of material. It is a research method where an ongoing working conversation might be visualised, and continued within public space.

We interrupt this transmission will be extended to include a third element, which may be written or performed by another, becoming a kind of stereoscopic unit (left and right-eye views of the same scene are brought together as a single three-dimensional image).

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BROADCAST 56 > February 2017
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LHS. Channel 2 >>> Ptilonorhynchus violaceus, or, the satin bowerbird
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Lactarius indigo, or, the blue milk mushroom

BROADCAST 55 > January 2017
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LHS. Channel 1 >>> Benjamin Franklin, ‘Join, or Die’ (1754), political cartoon first published in the Pennsylvania Gazette
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Pieter van der Borcht the Elder, ‘The Difficulty of Ruling over a Diverse Nation’ (1578), engraving

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BROADCAST 54 > December 2016
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LHS. Channel 2 >>> Room with newspaper-covered walls at Dove Cottage, home of William and Dorothy Wordsworth (1799-1808)
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Michael Douglas Chaplin, ‘Teeny Ted from Turnip Town’ (2012); the world’s smallest book, printed with crystalline silicon, 30 pages, 0.07mm x 0.10mm

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BROADCAST 53 > November 2016
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LHS. Channel 1 >>> “His specs – use them as burning glasses!”; Peter Brook (Dir.), ‘Lord of the Flies’ (1963), film adaptation of William Golding’s novel (1953). Film still
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Yoko Ono, ‘Season of Glass’ (1981). Album cover

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BROADCAST 52 > October 2016
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LHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘Cosmographia of Petrus Apianus’, corrected by Gemma Frisius, Antwerp, 1564
RHS. Channel 1 >>> NASA, Space Colony illustration, 1979 [accessed via www.paleofuture.com]

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BROADCAST 51 > September 2016

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Garrett Putman Serviss, ‘The Second Deluge’, Grant Richards, London, 1912. pp. 369-70. Extract from Kenneth Goldsmith, Capital, Verso, London and New York, 2015
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Piet Mondrian, ‘New York City I’, 1942, oil on canvas

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BROADCAST 50 > August 2016

LHS. Channel 1 and RHS Channel 2 >>> Stereoscope depicting two viewers using a stereo-graphoscope, made c.1896 by the H.C White Co. for Sears

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BROADCAST 49 > July 2016
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LHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘Evolution: Embryology’ cabinet, Horniman Museum, London, photograph taken 22 July 2016
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Human skull covered with turquoise mosaic from The British Museum collection, c.1400 – 1521

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BROADCAST 48 > June 2016
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LHS. Channel 2 >>> Eliot Wigginton (ed.), ‘A clump of dandelion’, plate 57, pp89, Firefox 2, Anchor Books, New York 1971
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Detail from archival photograph, courtesy Southend Museums Services, date unknown

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BROADCAST 47 > May 2016
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BROADCAST 46 > April 2016
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LHS. Channel 2 >>> Helen Frankenthaler photographed in her New York studio by Ernst Haas, 1969. c.Ernst Haas Estate
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Michelangelo Antonioni (Dir.), The Passenger (1975), film still

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BROADCAST 45 > March 2016

LHS. Channel 1 >>> photograph taken in Whitby, North Yorkshire, 13 March 2016
RHS. Channel 2 >>> photograph taken of fortune-telling card from arcade penny slot machine, 2016

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BROADCAST 44 > February 2016

LHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘St Elmo’s Fire’ phenomenon, engraving, unknown, c.1860
RHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘Whirling Dervishes perform the ritual dance of the Sufi sect, Ankara, Turkey’. Photo: Sukri Celil Advan, National Geographic, 2013

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BROADCAST 43 > January 2016

LHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘Rare lenticular clouds in the skies over Robertson and Leon Counties, Texas, 25 May 2015’. Photo: M.Davis
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Victor Fleming (Dir.), ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939), film still

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BROADCAST 42 > December 2015

LHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘Keith Byrne with his mother, Theresa, at Coolock Garda Station in 1985’. Photo: Dermot O’Shea, The Irish Times
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Sandro Boticelli, ‘Madonna del Magnificat’, 1481, painting detail

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BROADCAST 41 > November 2015

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Edward Dmytryk (Dir.), ‘Murder, My Sweet (Farewell, My Lovely)’ (1944), film still, end credit
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Giovanni Battista Piranesi, ‘Carceri d’invenzione’ (c. 1745), one of a series of 16 etchings

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BROADCAST 40 > October 2015

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Mary Magdalene, detail of altarpiece by Jan Polack (circa 1500)
RHS. Channel 1 >>> William Klein, ‘Who Are You, Polly Magoo?’ (1966), film still

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BROADCAST 39 > September 2015

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Guy Hamilton (dir.), ‘Goldfinger’ (1964), film still
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Niall Cronin, photograph taken October 2014

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BROADCAST 38 > August 2015

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Found photograph, New York, USA, July 2015
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Victor Fleming; George Cukor; Mervyn LeRoy; Norman Taurog; King Vidor (dirs.), ‘The Wizard of Oz’ (1939), film still

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BROADCAST 37 > July 2015

LHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘Laputa’: illustration from Jonathan Swift, Gulliver’s Travels, 1727
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Grete Stern, ‘Dream N.42’ (1949). Photomontage

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BROADCAST 36 > June 2015

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Photograph taken in Belair Park, London, 21 June 2015
RHS. Channel 1 >>> David Lynch, ‘Blue Velvet’ (1986), film production still

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BROADCAST 34 > April 2015

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Friedrich Kiesler, shop window design, 1930
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Jacques Tati, ‘Playtime’ (1967), film still

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BROADCAST 33 > March 2015

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Ridley Scott, ‘Blade Runner’ (1982), film still
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Two ‘zebras’ at the Marha Land Zoo, Gaza, 2009. http://electronicintifada.net/content/no-animals-no-visitors-gazas-lone-zoo/9025 last accessed 29 March 2015

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BROADCAST 32 > February 2015

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Herbert Bayer, ‘The Lonely Metropolitan’ (1932), Gelatin-silver print and photo montage
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Kenneth Anger, ‘Invocation of My Demon Brother’ (1969), film still

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BROADCAST 30 > December2014

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Trochila ilicola, a fungus on holly leaves, 2008, lifeonanoxfordlawn.blogspot.co.uk [last accessed 31.12.2014]
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Chris Marker, ‘E-CLIP-SE’, 1999, film still

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BROADCAST 29 > November 2014

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Orson Welles, ‘Citizen Kane’, 1941, film still
RHS. Channel 2 >>> 1914-1918, photographer unknown, reproduced in PICPUS, Issue No.14, Summer 2014

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BROADCAST 28 > October 2014

LHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘Dia de los Muertos’ altar, San Antonio, Texas. Found image
RHS. Channel 1 >>> The death of comedian Tommy Cooper during his act on the London Weekend Television variety show ‘Live From Her Majesty’s’, transmitted live from Her Majesty’s Theatre, London, 15 April 1984. Video still

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BROADCAST 27 > September 2014

LHS. Channel 1 >>> 3636 Brunswick Avenue, Los Angeles, USA, 1928 / 2014. Photo: Google Street View
RHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘The Ryde’, Hatfield, UK in Concrete Quarterly, 1967

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BROADCAST 26 > August 2014

LHS. Channel 2 >>> William Blake, Comus with his Revellers, ‘Illustrations to Milton’s Comus’, The Thomas Set, 1801
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Mari Lwyd / Y Fari Lwyd (‘Grey Mare’) midwinter celebrations, Chepstow, Monmouthshire, Wales, 2014

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BROADCAST 25 > July 2014

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Mustafa Abu Ali, ‘They Do Not Exist’, 1974. Film still
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Jacques-Louis David, ‘The Oath of the Horatii’, oil painting, 1784

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BROADCAST 24 > June 2014

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Portrait of Mrs. Maud Stevens Wagner, the wife of tattooist Gus Wagner, 1907
RHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘Sea monster Ziphius eating a seal’, detail from Olaus Magnus, Carta Marina, 1572 edition

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BROADCAST 23 > May 2014

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Charles and Ray Eames ‘House: After Five Years of Living’ 1955, film still
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Niki de St Phalle and Peter Whitehead (dirs.), ‘Daddy’, 1973, film still

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BROADCAST 22 > April 2014

LHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘The rosetta stone in situ at the British Museum’, illustrated in Henry Smith Williams, MD, The History of the Art of Writing, publisher and date unknown
RHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘One of the elite in John Boorman’s Zardoz, 1973’ illustrated in Tom Hutchison, Horror & Fantasy in the Cinema, Studio Vista, London, 1974

Material selected by CATALOG from the Swiss Cottage Library collection, on the occasion of Frances Scott’s residency ‘Another way of reading’ with the London Borough of Camden and the Zabludowicz Collection.

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BROADCAST 21 > March 2014

LHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘Loop the Loop’, Luna Park, Coney Island, USA, c.1903-1910
RHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘A Palestinian man walks in an abandoned amusement park near the west bank town of Nablus’, 6 October 2009 (AP Photo/Oded Bality)

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BROADCAST 20 > February 2014

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Thomas Stewart, after Jean Laurent Mosnier, ‘Chevalier D’Eon’, 1792, oil on canvas [see www.en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chevalier_d’Eon]
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Dummy heads fabricated from soap, toilet paper and human hair, used in the prisoner escape from Alcatraz Federal Penitentiary, San Fransisco, USA on 11 June 1962. From left to right: Clarence Anglin, Frank Lee Morris, John Anglin, Allen West

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BROADCAST 19 > January 2014

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Found postcard
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Rudolf von Laban (right) and his dancers, Ascona, 1914. Photo. Johann Adam Maisenbach

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BROADCAST 18 > December 2013

LHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘Fairies and their Sun-Bath’, the fifth and last photograph of the Cottingley Fairies, July 1917
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Lloyd Bacon and Busby Berkeley (dirs.), ’42nd Street’, 1933, film still

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BROADCAST 17 > November 2013

LHS. Channel 1 >>> Gustave Doré, ‘Little Red Riding Hood’, c.1862, oil on canvas
RHS.Channel 2 >>> William Lyman Underwood, ‘…Bruno’s Foster Mother’, ‘Wild Brother: Strangest of True Stories from the North Woods’, The Atlantic Monthly Press, Boston, 1921. p18

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BROADCAST 16 > October 2013

LHS. Channel 2 >>> Dan Graham, ‘Horizontal/Vertical’, 1964, drawing
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Stanley Kubrick, ‘The Shining’, 1981, film still

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BROADCAST 15 > September 2013


LHS. Channel 1 >>> Aisikaeir, sixth-generation acrobat from the Dawa Zi ethnic group of North West China’s Xinjiang province, walking backwards and blindfolded on a 700m-long tightrope, 200m above ground in Hunan province, central China, July 2012
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Catherine Yass, ‘High Wire’, 2007. French high-wire artist Didier Pasquette’s view down 90m above the ground, between three tower blocks in North Glasgow’s Red Road

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BROADCAST 14 > August 2013


LHS. Channel 2 >>> Ralph Morse, ‘Passages between chambers at Lascaux’, 1947, photograph
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Henry Levin (dir.), ‘Journey to the Center of the Earth’, 1959, film still. Adapted from Jules Verne’s ‘Voyage au Centre de la Terre’, 1864

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BROADCAST 13 > July 2013


LHS. Channel 1 >>> photograph taken on Sunray Avenue, London, 11 July 2013
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Jimmie Durham, ‘The Second Particle Wave Theory’, Walter Philips Gallery Editions, Banff Centre Press and Art Editions North, Sunderland, 2005. p17

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BROADCAST 12 > June 2013


LHS. Channel 2 >>> Found knitting pattern, www.work4idlehands.com
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Davenport Murchison National Park, Australia, photograph: Chris Hadfield, Astronaut on International Space Station, made available via twitter, 21 April 2013

BROADCAST 11 > May 2013


LHS. Channel 1 >>> ‘Thomas Creek’ State of Oregon, USA, ‘Google Earth’
RHS. Channel 2 >>> Eugene de Salignac, ‘Painters on the Brooklyn Bridge Suspender Cables – October 7, 1914’, 1914, gelatine silver print

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BROADCAST 10 > April 2013


LHS. Channel 2 >>> Wladyslaw Bednarczuk, ‘Mighty Hands’, 1936, photogravure
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Dariush Mehrjui dir., ‘The Cow’ (Gaav), 1969, film still

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BROADCAST 9 > March 2013


LHS. Channel 1 >>> photograph taken on Calle Virgen de los Buenos Libros, Sevilla, Spain, 10 March 2013
RHS. Channel 2 >>> E. McKnight Kauffer: invitation card for the Zwemmer Gallery opening exhibition 1929

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BROADCAST 8 > February 2013


LHS. Channel 2 >>> Marianne North, ‘Buphane toxicara and Other Flowers of Grahamstown’, c.1882, oil on board
RHS. Channel 1 >>> Georges Méliès, ‘Le Papillon Fantastique’, 1909, video still

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BROADCAST 7 > January 2013


LHS. Channel 1 >>> NASA, Bigelow ‘Transhab’ prototype model, c. 1997
RHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘A tree with a girth of 108 feet in the National Park, California’, Walter P. Wright (ed.) ‘Practical Gardening for Pleasure and Profit’, Volume V, Educational Book Company, London, 1910. p.89


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BROADCAST 6 > December 2012



LHS. Channel 2 >>> ‘Moving Statue of Ballinspittle Grotto’ excerpt, as reported on BBC Newsnight, 1985, video still

RHS. Channel 1 >>> William Carrick, ‘An Abacus Seller’, St Petersburg, c.1860

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BROADCAST 5 > November 2012



LHS. Channel 1 >>> Found slide C / 37

RHS. Channel 2 >>> Calendar folio 6r, November, from ‘The Sanct-Blasien Psalter’, illuminated manuscript on vellum, The Black Forest (probably Beram Abbey) c.1236-45

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BROADCAST 4 > October 2012



LHS. Channel 2 >>> Roger de Piles, ‘Cours de peinture par principes’, engraved plate, Paris, 1708

RHS. Channel 1 >>> Axial Seamount Volcano, located a mile beneath the ocean surface and 250 miles offshore of Oregon

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BROADCAST 3 > September 2012



Channel 1 >>> East German camouflage sample, c1970

Channel 2 >>> Kay Sekimachi, ‘Amiyose’, quadruple and tubular weave, nylon monofilament, 1965

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BROADCAST 2 > August 2012



Channel 2 >>> William Butler Yeats, extract from ‘Nineteen Hundred and Nineteen’, 1928

Channel 1 >>> Loomis Dean, ‘Atomic Bomb Test – Yucca Flat, Nevada (May 1955)’, 1955

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BROADCAST 1 > July 2012


Channel 1 >>> Postcard found in ‘The Hanging Church’, Coptic Christian Church, Cairo Egypt, 2010
Channel 2 >>> Jan Saenredam, ‘Beached Whale near Beverwijk’, 1602, engraving