Sep
22
to Sep 23

DELECTRICITY

DLECTRICITY, presented by DTE Energy Foundation, will showcase the work of 35 international, national and local artists who have been commissioned to illuminate the Woodward corridor with cutting-edge installations of light, video, performance, and other unexpected works of art on September 22-23, 2017, in Midtown Detroit from 7 p.m. to midnight. MDI also announced major funders and a new footprint for the event, spanning from the Detroit Institute of Arts (DIA) to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD). More information here: http://dlectricity.com/

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Public Access/ Open Networks
Mar
23
to May 7

Public Access/ Open Networks

In the late 1960s, visual artists experimenting with the new medium of video saw the potential of public access television to act as an open and uncensored platform for the creation and dissemination of their work. This exhibition will present both key and lesser-known figures who worked in the public-access arena, as well as contemporary artists experimenting with the democratic potential of new media platforms on the Internet. BRIC’s own public access channels will be continuously aired in the gallery space, and a stage in the center of the gallery will act as a set for the production of new programming by BRIC’s community producers.

Historic and recent programming by: Collaborative ProjectsJaime DavidovichGlenn O’BrienNam June PaikPaper Tiger TV, and Tony RamosContemporary artist projects by: Natalie BookchinE.S.P. TVJayson MussonJon Rubin, and URe:AD Press (Shani Peters and Sharita Towne).

The exhibition will host a live to tape event with E.S.P. TV on April 15th inside gallery exhibition space. The event will be broadcast on Bric Media. Full program TBA

Curated by Jenny Gerow, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art

More information here: http://www.bricartsmedia.org/art-exhibitions/public-accessopen-networks. OPENING RECEPTION: March 22, 2017 | 7-9PM

 

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Work
Feb
10
to Mar 27

Work

E.S.P. TV: WORK

Pioneer Works | 159 Pioneer Street | Brooklyn, NY 11231
Hours: Wednesday – Sunday from 12:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
www.pioneerworks.org

Pioneer Works is pleased to present WORK, E.S.P. TV’s first institutional solo exhibition in the United States. Directed by Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan, E.S.P. TV is best known for their live television tapings that feature experimental broadcast collaborations with underground poets, musicians, and artists via their mobile television studio.

For WORK, E.S.P. TV makes Pioneer Works’ office staff and environment the subject of a six-week performative, televisual installation by relocating the organization’s second-floor, open-plan office to the first-floor’s main exhibition space. Surrounded by a de-centralized control room, the office doubles as both a dynamic sculptural set — painted partly in chroma blue and featuring movable walls, among other features — and the actual site for the staff’s five-day workweek. The staff’s “daily grind” will be mixed live, on-site, with custom video effects and commercial interruptions. Far from peddling in the sensational tropes of reality TV, WORK instead turns banal, day-to-day office routines and patterns — the movement of a chair, a co-worker getting coffee — into the improbable, playful content of a serial program to be broadcast weekly on the Manhattan Neighborhood Network. E.S.P. TV worked closely with curator David Everitt Howe to envision this social experiment and exhibition, which responds to the building’s unique environment and tight-knit, collective office culture.

Work was curated by David Everitt Howe, Curator/Editor at Pioneer Works.

Audio tour here: http://esptour.org/

MEDIA INQUIRIES:  Becky Elmquist I becky@pioneerworks.org I 917.971.9401

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Media Archiving Workshop: Migration and Preservation from Analog to Digital
Oct
8
12:00pm12:00pm

Media Archiving Workshop: Migration and Preservation from Analog to Digital

Taught by:
E.S.P. TV, Athena Christa Holbrook, Kit Fitzgerald, Liz Flyntz
Pioneer Works, 159 Pioneer St., Brooklyn NY

ENROLL HERE

The Present is the Form of All Life: The Time Capsules of Ant Farm and LST is an exhibition tracing the evolution of the time capsule from a “a container storing a selection of objects chosen as being typical of the present time, buried for discovery in the future” to a digital archive, where media formats from the past are only as discoverable as current tech compatibility allows. In this workshop, we work with media preservation archivists to discuss how art and media archives can be preserved and obsolescence avoided. A hands-on transfer station will be set up and supervised where all willing participants can sign up to learn how to digitally transfer material on a range of analog media formats.

This workshop will be facilitated by E.S.P. TV, a project directed and operated by Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan, that hybridizes technologies old and new, contemporary and obsolete, through the creation and broadcast of experimental television from their customized mobile-tv-studio van. For this workshop, they will be joined by Athena Christa Holbrook, Collection Specialist in Media & Performance Art at The Museum of Modern Art, artist Kit Fitzgerald, and curator Liz Flyntz to facilitate a day of media rescue!

Participants can bring tape-based video formats such as:
(S)/ VHS
Betacam SP
DVCAM
Mini DV

And analog audio formats such as:
¼” reel to reel
Cassette tapes
LPs

Participants will be asked to outline the type, format, and duration of the media that they hope to transfer, and sign a waiver in the case that material is compromised. Participants will also be required to bring their own USB hard drive to store their updated files. They will leave with a hand printed manual for reference to transfer their own material.

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UNIT 11 Residency Launch Event
Jul
16
7:00pm 7:00pm

UNIT 11 Residency Launch Event

Site/Phase One of Unit 11 Transmission based residency was launched in April 2016 with artist, Ed Bear from the host location of Pioneer Works in Red Hook, Brooklyn. For his residency, Bear has installed a new iteration of the radioOrgan, a hand-crafted modular FM transmission system built from obsolete electronics, in ESPTV's Unit 11 mobile studio.

The residency culminates with a live performance using the van-as-instrument at Pioneer Works with live radio broadcast recording via Clocktower Radio.

The first live performance event features : Ed Bear, Emilie Mouchous, Jaiko Suzuki + Benoit, Joe DeNardo and Ben Greenberg. 

More information on event: http://clocktower.org/event/unit-11

More information about residency: http://www.esptv.com/mobile-residency/

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Queens International 2016
Jun
4
to Jul 31

Queens International 2016

E.S.P. TV are participants of this years Queens International. Special Live Taping event, Becoming New Objects, includes  performances by Logan Takahashi and Human Pitch Freeform Ensemble, with additional performances by Trouble, and Patrick Higgins. More information here.

E.S.P. TV has a video installation on show throughout QI exhibition. 

 

 

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Live Taping at Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art
Feb
25
to Feb 26

Live Taping at Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art

Swiss Institute/Contemporary Art, 18 Wooster St. NY NY 10013

With Douglas Davis, Nick Hallett, Lary 7, Sara Ludy, Brock Monroe, Leyna Marika Papach, “Clouds and Crowds” directed by Alexander Waterman, Damon Zucconi.

You Don’t Say Much, Do You?, an installation for a two-channel video and teleprompter, will be on view to visitors in the hours leading up to the live event. As E.S.P. TV goes “on air” this piece will transform into the set of the night’s performance.

A program containing selections from E.S.P. TV’s nearly 100-episode archive will also be on view in the downstairs screening room.

 

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E.S.P. TV #93 Air Date
Feb
2
10:00pm10:00pm

E.S.P. TV #93 Air Date

CONsumes me event held at Recess Gallery, Soho, NYC  September 2, 2015

Participants: Cat Tyc, Anna Troupe 

Production support: Lee Lichtsinn, Matt Bonner, Jasmine Pasquil, Zoe Mills, Maia Murphy. 

E.S.P. TV broadcasts every Tuesday night at 10PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Channel 67 in Manhattan, as well as online at www.mnn.org.  All episodes are then posted online on our website and Vimeo platforms.  E.S.P. TV now also airs on Wednesdays with Comcast Cable 66/966 or Verizon Fios 29/30 in Philadelphia at 11:30PM. 

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E.S.P. TV #92 Air Date
Jan
26
10:00pm10:00pm

E.S.P. TV #92 Air Date

Part 2 of 2 part POET TRANSMIT event held at Recess Gallery, Soho, NYC  September 2, 2015

Participants: Steve Dalachinsky, Yuko Otomo,  Stephen Boyer, Billy Cancel, Michael Mahalchick

Production support: Lee Lichtsinn, Matt Bonner, Jasmine Pasquil, Zoe Mills, Maia Murphy. 

E.S.P. TV broadcasts every Tuesday night at 10PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Channel 67 in Manhattan, as well as online at www.mnn.org.  All episodes are then posted online on our website and Vimeo platforms.  E.S.P. TV now also airs on Wednesdays with Comcast Cable 66/966 or Verizon Fios 29/30 in Philadelphia at 11:30PM. 

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E.S.P. TV #91 Air Date
Jan
19
10:00pm10:00pm

E.S.P. TV #91 Air Date

Part 1 of 2 part POET TRANSMIT event held at Recess Gallery, Soho, NYC  September 2, 2015

Participants: Steve Dalachinsky, Alaina Stamatis and G Lucas Crane, Ariel Goldberg, Saretta Morgan.

Production support: Lee Lichtsinn, Matt Bonner, Jasmine Pasquil, Zoe Mills, Maia Murphy. 

E.S.P. TV broadcasts every Tuesday night at 10PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Channel 67 in Manhattan, as well as online at www.mnn.org.  All episodes are then posted online on our website and Vimeo platforms.  E.S.P. TV now also airs on Wednesdays with Comcast Cable 66/966 or Verizon Fios 29/30 in Philadelphia at 11:30PM. 

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Live Taping at Hunter College Art Galleries "The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC . . ."
Nov
6
5:00pm 5:00pm

Live Taping at Hunter College Art Galleries "The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC . . ."

E.S.P. TV Workshop and Live Taping Event in "The Experimental Television Center: A History, Etc..." exhibition at Hunter College's 205 Hudson St. Gallery

A live televisual performance for broadcast by E.S.P. TV with
Datagarden
Colleen Fitzgibbon
Alice Cohen
Daniel Neumann & Juan Betancurth
Excerpts from "The Mother of All Demos" by Douglas Engelbart (1968)

Part of the Exhibition: 

The Experimental Television Center: A History, ETC . . .
Hunter College Art Galleries
September 25–November 21, 2015
Gallery Hours: Wednesday–Saturday, 12–6 pm

For more information please call 212-772-4991  or email awischm@hunter.cuny.edu

Organized by Sarah Watson, Chief Curator, Hunter College Art Galleries; Timonty Murray, Curator, Rose Golden Archive of New Media Art; and Sherry Miller Hocking, Assistant Director, Experimental Television Center

Info here

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5 Years On: Dirty Looks Benefit
Nov
4
6:30pm 6:30pm

5 Years On: Dirty Looks Benefit

E.S.P. TV will perform a live taping and video mix at:

5 Years On: Dirty Looks Benefit

DCTV, 87 Lafayettee St., NY NY 10013


Dirty Looks celebrates 5 Years of programming with our winter benefit - Five Years On, which will premiere Jill Reiter's "lost" riot grrrl film 'In Search of Margo-Go,' starring Kathleen Hanna. The short film will be preceded by a reading from the original screenplay by Seth Bogart, Johanna Fateman, Cy Gavin, K8 Hardy + Jill Pangallo, JD Samson will DJ a VIP reception, while Peppré Ann + Shannon Funchess (Light Asylum) will DJ the afterparty, alongside a performance by Macy Rodman.

 

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Sound and Vision: LIVE
Oct
29
7:30pm 7:30pm

Sound and Vision: LIVE

Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center, 7:30-9:30

Tickets: $10

Presented by The Film Society of Lincoln Center

E.S.P. TV has been invited to perform and program a one night broadcast event at Film Society of Lincoln Center as part of the ongoing Sound and Vision Series. Explorations of sound and image and narrative play are a focus in this nights event.   

Participating artists :  Keith Sanborn, Bruno Coviello, Nisi Jacobs (diNMachine)

 

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On Air: Coast to Coast Tour
Oct
6
to Oct 27

On Air: Coast to Coast Tour

For the duration of this year and season, E.S.P. TV  will be airing the entirety of their full US Coast to Coast tour. E.S.P. TV episodes air every Tuesday at 10pm in Manhattan on Ch 67 Time Warner, as well as online on MNN.org (Channel 4). We are part of Cable Access syndicate so theres a good chance the episode may air on your local cable network.

More information here: www.esptv.com

Up next for Month of October are the Portland Tapes, filmed live at S1 in Portland Oregon April 2015. 

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E.S.P. TV #85 Live from S1 on TV
Sep
22
10:00pm10:00pm

E.S.P. TV #85 Live from S1 on TV

E.S.P. TV #85 : The Portland Tapes (Pt 1)

Taped live from S1 in Portland, Oregon on April 19, 2015. 

Featuring:

HITS

Live Commercial by: Ashby Lee Collinson with Medium Rare

 Host: Matt Carlson

WATCH: Tuesday night at 10PM on Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN). Channel 67 in Manhattan, as well as online at www.mnn.org.  All episodes are then posted online on our website and Vimeo platforms.  E.S.P. TV now also airs on Wednesdays with Comcast Cable 66/966 or Verizon Fios 29/30 in Philadelphia at 11:30PM. 

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