It wasn’t until 1998, when he first travelled via aeroplane, that Farrimond discovered the country wasn’t actually made up of blocky pixels as shown on the teletext weather map. Ironically, that holiday was also booked on teletext.
In an attempt to right this wrong, he adopted a new (or should that be old?) genre – analogue teletext art. To this day, he is still searching for the perfectly cubical rock to build a blocky Britain.
- International Teletext Art Festival 2014
- From 1910 to 198X, Tate Britain, London, 2015
- ARD Text Artist-in-Residence, 2016
- Teletext Meets Art, 2019