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 gallery. This is the second of six live to tape sessions that document each week the office and E.S.P. TV are inside the exhibition space.
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E.S.P. TV is dedicated to promoting the performing and media based arts through direct collaboration with artists via live television production. Directed by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie, this expansive project acts as a live studio broadcast, expanded cinema, an artist collaboration, and a weekly program on public access television.
Each live taping event is the realization of an artists' collaboration with us to create a new work (be it video, performance, sound, installation) that utilizes broadcast as a central element to the work. These events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video mixing team in front of an audience. The recorded events air on Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television (MNN), every Tuesday at 10PM, and are archived online at www.esptv.com. Our mission is threefold: to expand on the idea of an artist collaboration, to preserve public broadcast as a relevant outlet for transmission based art, and to develop new video and performance works with local artists. E.S.P. TV has held over 50 live taping events throughout the country and internationally and has aired over 60 episodes to date on our cable access program in Manhattan.
In addition to our live tapings and screenings, we have initiated the TUBE Archive as a means for republishing works and ephemera from early artist-based engagements with broadcast media. We are building a mobile broadcast van to tour the United States in partnership with organizations and artists across the nation.
E.S.P. TV works locally and internationally, with smaller venues as well as larger institutions and museums. Our goal is to track down and showcase the pulse of artistic activity, creative innovation, and action in each location we visit. E.S.P. TV has worked with various venues including: New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Printed Matter, Millennium Film Workshop as a part of INDEX Festival, Clemente Soto Velez Center (NYC); Interstate, Present Company, The Schoolhouse, La Sala, 285 Kent, Vaudeville Park, Spectacle Theater, Issue Project Room, Roulette (Brooklyn, NY), Franklin Street Works (Stamford, CT), Liminal Space (Oakland), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Queens Nails Projects (San Francisco), General Public (Berlin), Kling and Bang (Reykjavik) and Pallas Projects (Dublin).