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 EXPLODING TELEVISION: TEA TIME TV Dates: Friday 27 January -  
 Wednesday 1 February 2006,

 Location: Witte de With/TENT., Witte de Withstraat 50, Rotterdam  
 Admission: free

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 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  
 Visual Arts.

 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  
 (, 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  
 provided gratis.

 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 ( 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).

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 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.