EXPLODING TELEVISION: TEA TIME TV Dates: Friday 27 January -
Wednesday 1 February 2006,
Location: Witte de With/TENT., Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam
Live video stream available from http://www.v2.nl/live
On 26 January 1926, television pioneer John Logie Baird gave a first
successful public demonstration of image transmission. Eighty years
later, the IFFR brings you Tea Time TV, a series of guest
interventions, talks, workshops and telepresentations streaming from
Satellite of Love, the headquarters of a veritable TV commune located
at Witte de With, center for contemporary art, and TENT. Center for
These Tea Time TV series focus on artist and activist interventions
with television. Tetsuo Kogawa will take a rare break from his
primary love ? radio ? to lead a ?Build your own TV? workshop.
Artists Geert Mul, Perry Bard, and The Yes Men will discuss the
fragile connection between representation and truth in broadcast
culture. Focusing on artist and activist interventions with
television, the Tea Time TV sessions are online streamed events, each
afternoon in the Auditorium (2nd floor) of Witte de With during IFFR.
In addition to Tea Time TV, Satellite of Love hosts TV dinners with
warm meals and elaborate screening programs.
Friday 27 January, 15:00 hrs DIY_TV will focus on the growing
phenomenon of independent microTV broadcasters. With Franco Berardi
(rekombinant.org), Hanna Harris (ISEA2004), Annalisa Pelizza
(Telestreet), and moderator Rob van Kranenburg (Virtueel Platform).
Saturday 28 January, 15:00 hrs SILENT_TV will be a telematic workshop
with Tetsuo Kogawa (Tokyo Keizai University) and Adam Hyde (r a d i o
q u a l i a) on how to build your own tv. By building transmitters
the workshop participants inevitably deconstruct broadcasting,
challenging their own notions of what broadcasting is now and what it
could be. Registration for this workshop via is necessary as there
will be a limited number of places available. All parts and tools
Sunday 29 January, 15:00 hrs GATED_TV will deal with copy right
issues vs open archives, open source, open archives. What new
potential does digital television usher in for the creative viewer?
If viewing behavior can be monitored and recording severely
restricted, who ends up watching whom ? is this genuinely an issue
restricted to merely upholding a lexicon of copyrights? With Cory
Doctorow (Electronic Frontier Foundation), Juha Huuskonen
(Pixelache), Jennifer Rigby (BBC Creative Archive), Syb Groeneveld
(Creative Commons Netherlands), Rachel Baker (Ambienttv.net and Arts
Council of England), and others. Moderated by Christiaan Alberdingk
Thijm (IP Lawyer).
Monday 30 January, 15:00 hrs TRUTH_TV will bring together several
artists to discuss their work exploring the nature of truth as
represented by television. With Geert Mul (artist), Perry Bard
(artist), and The Yes Men (culture jammers). Moderated by Stephen
Kovats (V2_, Institute for the Unstable Media).
Tuesday 31 January, 15:00 hrs DISH_TV will deal with satellites and
the constellations around global television. How can the artist
challenge the already ubiquitously innocuous technology and its
accompanying baggage of eidetic imagery? DISH_TV will dive into the
question of satellites and the constellations around global
television, with Mark Bain (simulux), Menno Grootveld (Rabotnik TV),
Mauzz (DDS), Ewen Chardronnet (elipse). Moderated by Adam Hyde (r a d
i o q u a l i a).
Wednesday 1 February, 15:00 hrs AVANT_TV will deal with the ambiguous
interaction between art and television. With Raimundas Malasauskas
(CAC TV), David Garcia (N5M), and Ian White (Whitechapel Gallery).
Moderated by Emily Pethick (CASCO Projects).
For most recent update, see www.explodingtelevision.net
Curatorial team: Edwin Carels, Adam Hyde, Stephen Kovats Special
thanks to all participating artists and television units, V2_,
Institute for the Unstable Media, Stifo (Stimuleringsfonds voor
Nederlandse Culturele Omroepproducties), HGIS-Cultuur, Mondriaan
Foundation, Witte de With, VPRO Digitaal, Apple, Dutchview, Tiscali,
and the French Embassy in The Netherlands.