From January 26 through March 26, 2006, Witte de With, center for contemporary art, is presenting Satellite of Love, in association with the TENT. Center for Visual Arts and the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR).
During the festival (January 25 – February 5, 2006), Satellite of Love will be the nerve center for the Exploding Television section of the IFFR’s program. As in previous years, this section of the festival, organized by Edwin Carels, focuses on recent developments in digital technology that influence or perhaps even result in radical shifts within visual and audiovisual culture. Satellite of Love will become the headquarters of a veritable TV commune, a utopian project. Furthermore, in association with the VPRO, Exploding Television will be manifesting itself online via www.explodingtelevision.net.
V2 Events: Exploding Television: Build your own TV
As part of the International Film Festival Rotterdam program Exploding Television and the exhibition program Satellite of Love, curators Edwin Carels, Adam Hyde, and Stephen Kovats compiled a series of guest interventions, talks, workshops and telepresentations at Witte de With.
These TEA TIME TV series will focus on artist and activist interventions with television.
Friday 27 January: DIY_TV (on the growing phenomenon of independent micro-TV broadcasters) - 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: SILENT_TV (workshop on how to build your own TV station) - 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: GATED_TV (on open archives, open source, open content) - 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: TRUTH_TV (on the nature of truth as represented in broadcast culture) - 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: DISH_TV (on satellites and the constellations around global television) - 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: AVANT_TV (on the ambiguous interaction between art and 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
Online moderation by Lotte Meijer
Opening Thursday January 26, 2006, 6 p.m.