UP:RISE TV is a 19 hour “pirate television” piece by artist & BOM Fellow Baff Akoto. The work serves as a critical commentary on the inherently reductive, simplifying and voyeuristic elements of broadcast news and the limitations of the medium when faced with the complex, societal causes of acute civil dissent and unrest.

UP:RISE TV complements Akoto’s Augmented Reality UP:RISE works which explore the pathology, history and underlying drivers of English civil unrest in the digital age. Find out more on the wider project here.