Exploding Television: Tea Time TV

On 26 January 1926, television pioneer John Logie Baird gave a first successful public demonstration of image transmission. Eighty years later, the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) brings you "Exploding Television: 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 and TENT.

Exploding Television: Tea Time TV

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Jan 2006
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Feb 2006
 
location: Witte de With and TENT

The archived streams of Exploding Television: Tea Time TV (TANGENT TV) series, part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam IFFR program Exploding Television and the exhibition program Satellite of Love, are being kept at Archive.org.

Online moderation by Lotte Meijer
As television's traditional role is changing under influence of new distribution forms and online TV, renewal and experiments are necessary. Exploding Television examines the role which artists can play. During ten days, television will be made, lived, seen, reinvented, and debated. Broadcasting units Ambienttv.net (London), CAC TV (Vilnius), Orfeo TV - Telestreet (Bologna), and De Taalpolitie (Rotterdam/Brussels) will be producing live television. Furthermore, in association with the VPRO, Exploding Television will be manifesting itself online via the Internet.

The Tea Time TV sessions, part of both the Satellite of Love exhibition and V2_'s ongoing TANGENTS series of talks, are online streamed events, each afternoon in the Auditorium (2nd floor) of Witte de With and TENT during the festival period. 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 'Bifo' (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 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), and Rachel Baker (Ambienttv.net and Arts Council of England). 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).

All events to be held at the Auditorium of Witte De With, center for contemporary art:
Witte de With, Witte de Withstraat 50, 3012 BR Rotterdam.
Live video stream available from http://www.v2.nl/live

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.

www.explodingtelevision.net
http://www.archive.org/details/tangenttv4
 

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