by JC Gonzo
London-based art organization Auto Italia South East presents AUTO ITALIA LIVE, “an artist-run TV series, performed before a studio audience and broadcast live over the Internet… Featuring a full camera crew, lighting technicians, directors, performers, production designers and set builders, artists will engage with all aspects of production opening the space for criticality and intervention within the medium. The series aims to experiment with new possibilities to engage in contemporary broadcast and internet culture whilst also responding to the familiar tropes and formulas within television programming…
“Covering ideas of ‘edutainment’, to permacultures and ecology that surround the idea of live television the project will engage with how live TV has changed our understanding of culture and public space. Each episode will investigate a range of approaches exploring the expanded notion of the televised live performance, the live soap opera and factual, documentary presentation, through the choreography inherent in both performance and camera movements, and the narrative implicit in the existence of objects within a set.” (Read more here.)
Catch AUTO ITALIA LIVE every Saturday through October 8th at 8pm GMT. Episode 1: Talking Objects in Space features live sonic interpretations of citysapes, art group discussions on collaboration versus cooperation, a gallery walk-through providing new perspectives on the viewing experience, and more.
Color bars take up the first 25 seconds.
Artists involved include:
Nathan Budzinski, Benedict Drew, Francesco Pedraglio, Heather Phillipson, Eddie Peake, Andrew Kerton, Leslie Kulesh, Rachel Pimm, Lorenzo Tebano, Robert Carter, Benedictions (Patricia Lennox-Boyd and Jamie Stevens featuring Jeremy Glogan, Steve Kado and Morag Keil).
In collaboration with: Theo Cook, Georgio Bosisio, Sonia Rodriguez Serrano, Alex Lightman, Mc Death, George Moustakas, Luke Collins, Robin Stuart, Amy Friend, Ciara Halpin, Mette Juhl, Radiance Audio, Matt Welch, Nicola Sersale.
Music by Maureen K.
Auto Italia South East was founded in 2007 by Kate Cooper, Amanda Dennis and Richard John Jones.