‘Studies in Broadcast Colour’ by The Island Continent is an exploration into the way colour is rendered and translated through the red, green and blue channels of obsolete Cathode Ray Tube or CRT television sets. These were taken using modern digital SLR photography of a static colour broadcast via a 1988 Phillips Natural 14″ CRT Tube Television.
Televisions used to have glass tubes inside the screen, somewhat like lightbulbs. Whenever anything went wrong with the TV, the first thing the technician would do would be to test the tubes and replace them if necessary.
old tubed televisions like these work through electrons, wherein numerous electrons are stored inside a tube and multiple electron magnets manipulate them in order to create an image. these electrons can also be manipulated by powerful outside magnets, creating these effects.