Penelope Umbrico’s “Broken Sets” is a series of cropped images of broken LCD TV screens for sale on eBay. These abstract formal compositions collapse the breakdown and failure of new technology with the aesthetic formalism of utopian Modernist abstraction. Penelope says: “I find it fascinating that I cannot find any of these broken TVs to photograph myself. I am reliant on eBay where they are sold in lots for parts – rare, now, is the TV repair shop that sells used TVs – they’re not cost effective to repair”.
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