Unannounced television interventions took place three times during a 30mins live broadcast of the programme Munchen Live on RTL, Germany (18:00-18:30, 26th Oct. 1994). Each time the interruptions took place the Presenter reacted to them.
The idea behind this project was that a couple were having a private conversation about their failing relationship via videophones (a known technology in the 1990s but not that common either) and that the transmission of the private conversation had somehow dropped into the public transmission of the live broadcast programme. The viewers would catch small snippets of the couple’s conversation.
Through the dialogue, the breakdown of the relationship was placed within the wider context of world events, and the failure of certain political systems, that were regularly featured in the media at that time.
This piece was part of a Glasgow-Munich exchange project titled No Way Back that also featured public media interventions by Peter McCaughey and Fiona Wright (who are also the protagonists in Videophone Dialogues_TV Interventions). See the text at the end of the video documentation, on the right here, for further information about No Way Back.