September 7, 2017

E.S.P. TV Returns to Detroit for Dlectricity!

A live action experience, a piece of “sculptural media,” a non-scripted reality show, a work of constantly evolving performance art—every E.S.P. TV event is a different ride for viewers and producers alike.

Directors Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie bring their mobile television studio to live taping events, placing the TV production control room in the context of performance art. The episodes they create live are broadcast on Tuesday nights at 10pm on Channel 67 in Manhattan.

E.S.P. TV had their first solo show in the US at Pioneer Works in Brooklyn in February. They created a set that functioned as an office for the gallery and edited day-to-day activities into a reality show while on site. The show included administrative work and exhibition visitors in the 6-episode series. Production itself became performative as the set attempted to bring behind-the-scenes of both office and TV production into public view.

E.S.P. TV came to the Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit for a live taping event in 2015. They are returning to Detroit with the second iteration of “You Don’t Say Much, Do You?,” a piece first done at Swiss Institute / Contemporary Art in New York City, for Dlectricity in September. The E.S.P. TV team will use recent local Detroit newscasts as source material to explore associative wordplay.

Catch it at MOCAD! Thank you so much to MOCAD for hosting this project.

Check out an interview with the creators here.