TV EYE is a combination history-and-studio course examining the use of the televisual in art. A historical survey focuses on artists working at the dawn of portable video, and at a moment when art was on television and television was used in art. Topics explored include dissecting the televisual, the tools of transmission and broadcast, identity play and the super persona, electronic collage, and radical art on TV. A hands on workshop component will introduce class participants to the televisual elements of live broadcast, video transmission, role play, and the live mix/ collage.

Full syllabus here.

Materials needed for course:

– a working analog or digital video camera (with line out capability, not smartphone)
– Editing software or access to (ie premiere, final cut)
– a hard drive with at least 32GB storage available

Image credit: Still from “Black TV” Aldo Tambellini, 1968

Victoria Keddie is an artist working in sound, video, and transmission. Her focus involves analog signal generation and manipulation, the performing body, and relationships of space. For five years, she has been Co-Director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments and deconstruct the televisual for live performance. In early 2016, Keddie launched UNIT 11, a mobile transmission based residency operated within and involving an ENG news van. Site specific field work involves concentrated energy fields, fluctuating electronic activity, geographical discontinuity, and time sensitivity.

She has performed and exhibited internationally at venues and festivals such as The Swiss Institute, The Kitchen, Museum of Moving Image, Queens Museum of Art, and Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Human Resources (Los Angeles), Lightcone, (Paris), Studio XX (Montreal), LOOP Festival (Barcelona), Pallas Projects (Dublin), Reykjavik Arts Festival (Reykjavik), General Public (Berlin), Axis Art Centre (Crew), The Independent Film Festival (Naples), Liste Art Fair (Basel), Seeing Sound Festival (Bath), and Daimon (Gatineau). With her project, E.S.P. TV, she has been artist-in-residence at Pioneer Works, Storefront for Art and Architecture, and the Museum of Arts and Design. Video works are distributed through Lightcone, (Paris). Sound works to be released with Spectral Evidence, (Cambridge, MA), In Context Music (Vancouver/ NYC), and Robert & Leopold (NYC).