E.S.P. TV is a project dedicated to promoting the performing and media based arts through direct collaboration with artists via live television production.
We run a multi faceted organization that acts as a live studio broadcast, a program on public access television, and expanded cinema. All events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video mixing team using broadcast media. Tapings of E.S.P. TV are in front of an audience with live green-screening, signal manipulation and video mixing. The live mix is then edited for time and aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television (MNN), every Tuesday night at 10PM. After airing, the episodes are posted online at www.esptv.com for later viewing. Our mission is to preserve public broadcast as a relevant outlet for transmission based art and to develop new video and performance works with local artists.
E.S.P. TV originally formed out of Brooklyn project space Louis V E.S.P in 2011 as a working idea of how to both document and showcase ephemeral art practices in a different way. Headed by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie, E.S.P. TV has held over 50 live taping events throughout the country and internationally and has aired over 60 episodes to date on our cable access program in Manhattan. In addition to our live tapings and screenings, we have initiated the TUBE Archive as a means for republishing works and ephemera from early artist-based engagements with broadcast media. We are building a mobile broadcast van to tour the United States in partnership with organizations and artists across the nation.
E.S.P. TV works locally and internationally, with smaller venues as well as larger institutions and museums. Our goal is to track down and showcase the pulse of artistic activity, creative innovation, and action in each location we visit. E.S.P. TV has worked with various venues including: New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Printed Matter, Millennium Film Workshop as a part of INDEX Festival, Clemente Soto Velez Center (NYC); Interstate, Present Company, The Schoolhouse, La Sala, 285 Kent, Vaudeville Park, Spectacle Theater, Issue Project Room, Roulette (Brooklyn, NY), Franklin Street Works (Stamford, CT), Liminal Space (Oakland), Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, Queens Nails Projects (San Francisco), General Public (Berlin), Kling and Bang (Reykjavik) and Pallas Projects (Dublin).
Jeffrey W. Hagerman