Saturday 30 October 2010
Presented by Richard John Jones
This week Richard John Jones will attempt to raise the tone of this 'cable access' style internet TV show and play with the roles and formulas of cultural television programming.
Richard John Jones works mainly in collaboration through video, text and performance. His work explores group identity, politics and representation. Departing from a post-modern sociological discourse Richard's work brings together diverse subject matter and cultural references to document the 'social' against larger ideological or cultural contexts.
Watching TV with Olivia Plender
Olivia Plender will revisit two of her previous video works that emerged from her research into Monitor, the first cultural programme on the BBC. Recreating a specific episode of this show from the 1960s Olivia plays with the shifted context of this re-make, alluding to the changing role of the artist against a background of social and economic change and alienation. Her other work, a recorded 'in conversation' with the Director Ken Russell, explores the voice of authority in relation to the romantic notion of the artist as tortured visionary.
Olivia Plender is an artist living and working in Berlin. Her work has been shown internationally in exhibitions and venues including the 2006 and 2009 Tate Triennials.
Eddie Peake and Alex Hemsley with Amy McDonough, Authoritative Things of a Domestic Nature
The contribution of Hemsley, McDonough and Peake to the LuckyPDF TV: Auto Italia LIVE series seeks to convey a nuance of domestic and familial life in a memory-based narrative performance traversing three separate spaces within the Auto Italia building.
Eddie Peake currently lives and works in London. His work encompasses many different media and often, though not always, investigates the space between verbal and non-verbal language, and the discrepancy that occurs when one is translated into the other. Solo exhibitions include 'History', Lorcan O'Neill project space, Rome (2010); 'Ladies', Parade, London (2008); 'The Caspar Erasmus School of Art', The Hex, London (2007).
Alexandrina Hemsley can currently be found having conversations and dances with visitors to the Hayward Gallery in a piece devised by Xavier Le Roy and Marten Spangberg. As a performer and choreographer, she is interested in integrating her jumbled up heritage into current circumstances, questioning how a performer presents themselves, watching the audience play and crafting all that bewildering space in-between.
Amy McDonough currently lives and works in London. She works primarily in video and performance and explores the interweaving of memory, verbal communication and narrative in ways that are familiar but also strange for the viewer. Selected exhibitions include: 'London Calling', Ideas Generation Gallery, London, Tokyo Hipster's Club, Tokyo, Japan, Christopher Henry Gallery, New York (2010); Bloomberg New Contemporaries, The Corner House, Manchester (2008) Club Row, London, The New Art Gallery, Walsall (2007).
Patrick Coyle, Saturday 30th October 2010
For tonight's episode Patrick Coyle will devise a brand new performance - a presentation of the things he finds en route from his house to the studio on the day of the broadcast, accompanied by documentary images, audio and text.
Patrick is an artist and writer based in London. His work investigates the presentation of language and its inevitable failures within day-to-day experience. Words seen from out the corner of the eye, misheard, misspoken or half remembered, allow meanings to find their own definition and continue to change as repetitions and associations build. Often working from memory, or from forgetting, Patrick presents live works that are clearly produced in the moment of their delivery.
Patrick recently completed MFA Art Writing at Goldsmiths, London, and is a founding member of antepress, an imprint and project platform that is currently exhibiting at JT Project 10, London. He is also currently exhibiting at Banner Repeater, London, and in Bloomberg New Contemporaries at the A Foundation, Liverpool, travelling to the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London in November.
Josh Whitaker, Frank (Part 1)
Specially written for LuckyPDF TV: Auto Italia LIVE, 'Frank (Part 1)' is a lecture as performance and acts as the first public presentation of the 'Frank' project, which encompasses installation, books, sculpture and performance.
The presentation and tone of the piece subtly references the, now discontinued, Open University programmes shown early in the morning as part of the BBC's 'Learning Zone'. The form of esoteric and didactic information being delivered by an individual with simple visual aids is used to weave a short, meandering narrative that sets the scene for future parts of the 'Frank' project.
Utopian thinking, clay cars, Zapatista balaclavas, Mary Shelley, chroma key technology, early typewriters and William Morris are brought into the lecture which gestures towards provisional space, the possibilities of what could be viewed as failed or historicised ideologies, systems, design, architecture and the idea of 'much truth said in jest'.
Josh Whitaker currently lives and works in London. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include JT Project 10 at James Taylor Gallery London, EX at Leeds College of Art, No Soul For Sale with Black Dogs at Tate Modern and The Middle of Nowhere at Departure Gallery London.
Carlos Monleon-Gendall, Revolting Food: A Metonymic Cooking Show
The show will be a demonstration of metonymic cooking. Metonymic cooking is about making connections between substances. These connections are edible.
Potato and revolution. Cake and architecture. Appetite for this kind of sustenance will result in the ruin of the demonstrator.
Carlos' appetite is never full.
He loads himself up to cater his will.
He eats and he screws,
His appetite to lose,
But it's cups he never can fill.
Set design by Ollie Hogan
Our set this week moves in house, being designed by LuckyPDFÕs Ollie Hogan. Looking at the traditional role of the art direction in live TV and music videos, Ollie creates a set based on the needs of the invited artists, adding flourishes of lighting, camera pans, choreographed extras and ever moving backdrops.
Ollie Hogan is a founding member of LuckyPDF.
Titles and Visuals by Arran Ridley
Visuals this week come from Arran Ridley. In the tradition of the Halloween special, Arran has given a ghoulish twist to his candy-coloured graphics that could otherwise be a title sequence on Saturday morning TV. Toying with illustration, clipart and the defaults of graphic software, he paints 3D scenes with naive ideals and meanings that form from the tools at hand.
Arran Ridley is an English artist whose work is playful and honest. He is a contributor to LAN Magazine, Internet Archaeology, and Nous Publications. Arran graduated from the University for the Creative Arts with a degree in Animation.
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