ClumpTV

ClumpTV is a community-based television program that will produce six 30-minute episodes over the course of 2013. Produced by American Medium, a multi-media exhibition platform which will be providing free use of HD professional studio equipment in New York, NY, which also serves The Food Network and HGTV. Every other month, ClumpTV convenes as a group of artists install and film over the course of a week. Content is created from studio visits, site-specific occasions, and from the ClumpTV main space. Working with a team of artists, the space is transformed into interactive spectacles of light, sound, video, sculptures, costumes, and illusory environments for live performance and interviews.
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Project Location

New York New York United States of America
Artists Involved

Colin Self, Ann Hirsch, Jake Dibeler, Ed Fornieles
AmericanMedium
Project Description

ClumpTV is a community-based television program that will produce six 30-minute episodes over the course of 2013. Produced by American Medium, a multi-media exhibition platform which will be providing free use of HD professional studio equipment in New York, NY, which also serves The Food Network and HGTV. Every other month, ClumpTV convenes as a group of artists install and film over the course of a week. Content is created from studio visits, site-specific occasions, and from the ClumpTV main space. Working with a team of artists, the space is transformed into interactive spectacles of light, sound, video, sculptures, costumes, and illusory environments for live performance and interviews.

Created to expand upon foundations of queer and feminist video content like LTTR (print) and PILOT TV (video) , ClumpTV (web) digs into the sediment of queer pasts and present to hybridize discourses between visual artists, performers, and a team of videographers. Hosted by performer and artist Colin Self in front of a live studio audience, ClumpTV will manifest as a trans-disciplinary art and talk show in which performances and interviews come into critical discourse with video artists, musicians, stylists, writers, and dancers. ClumpTV celebrates the amalgamation of disciplines of the Clump trans-global community and employs the hybridization of communities to form new media.

Alongside sharing through the global medium of Vimeo, ClumpTV will also host bi-annual screenings of new episodes in the American Medium studio and broadcast on MNN (Manhattan Public Access), uniting affiliated artists and audiences to engage with the work as it is shared with the five great boroughs of New York and it's citizens.

In October of 2010, The moniker Clump was given to a Brooklyn drag show and dance party as a queering concept of gathering. Over more than two years later, it has developed into a thriving community that integrates diverse queer sub-genres and celebrates freedom and creativity outside the frameworks of class, gender, race, and sexuality. Clump regularly features artists who provide a rich visual and performative perspective, which demands concrete, quality forms of documentation.

A primary goal of ClumpTV is to instigate a new chronicle in art-community focus and documentation. ClumpTV will be a device in connecting thousands of people of varying lifestyles to new evolutions and art movements, as well as alternative paradigms for educational, spiritual, and creative processes. In addition to being an archival project, ClumpTV will serve as an entry-point for the global creative community to enter into the queer space and provide diverse artists with access to mainstream networks.

ClumpTV will progressively build a roster of artists, activities, and projects that would serve as a sustainable, socially-operative discussion of arts infrastructures. Inviting LGBTQ youth from The Harvey Milk High School and Ali Forney Center to create and collaborate will bridge communities across the boundaries of age, race, and class, and encourage diverse forms of expression. These inspiring relationships forged by ClumpTV would continue as interpersonal economies for years to come.

Some of the Artists/Groups to potentially be involved:

Ryan Heffington
Peggy Noland
Stewart Ou
Khaela Maricich
Raul De Nieves
K8 Hardy
Jaimie Warren
Peter Burr
Brande Btw
boychild
Brenna Murphy
Seth Bogart
Wynne Greenwood
REH Gordon
Maja Cule
Ben Mendansky
Franc Fernandez
Seth Gottesdiener
+ More

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ClumpTV can be viewed here: http://www.americanmedium.tv/