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E.S.P. TV is a nomadic showcase of primarily NYC-based experimental music, video art and performance formed out of Louis V E.S.P. (www.louisvesp.com) and produced for Manhattan Neighborhood Network television. In the summer of 2012, E.S.P. TV will open a new space for production of the show, development of the E.S.P. LAB project, and a regular schedule of performances, screenings and special events.

Tapings of E.S.P. TV are in front of an audience with live green-screening, signal manipulation and analog video mixing. The entire night is recorded to VHS and edited into half hour episodes for airing on cable TV in New York City. After airing, the episodes are posted online at www.esptvnyc.com for later viewing. Episodes also available on E.S.P. TV's posts on WFMU's Beware of the Blog: http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/esp-tvs-posts/.

E.S.P. TV has been taped in various locations including Present Company, The Schoolhouse, 285 Kent and Roulette (Brooklyn, NY), Liminal Space (Oakland), Queens Nails Projects (San Francisco), Millennium Film Workshop (New York City) as a part of INDEX Festival, and General Public (Berlin).
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E.S.P. TV Live Taping

Sat Apr 13, 2013 19:00 - Sat Apr 13, 2013

Program Description
E.S.P. TV’s signature live taping event takes to the Theater at MAD for an evening showcasing the best in experimental video, performance, and music.

With the Participation of
Shawn O' Sullivan
Sabisha Frieberg
Cult of Youth
Peter Burr-live video
Jon Giles-live video
Tom DeWitt, Woody Vesulka, Greg Zifcak - videos
Live performance- Alyssa Taylor Wendt
DJ set by Nat Roe


Supply / Demand pt. 2 - Cable Access: Dead or Alive

Wed Apr 17, 2013 19:00 - Wed Apr 17, 2013

Panelists include: Jaime Davidovich (artist, The Live! Show), Jamie Mohr (Vermont Cable Access, Bunnybrains), Chuck Stern (MNN programmer), Nancy Cain (Videofreex), and Ashby Lee Collinson (artist, Princess Dies)

For their three part series of panel discussions accompanied by related performances and demonstrations, Supply / Demand, E.S.P. TV collaborates with Harvestworks Digital Media Lab Center to gather practitioners from art and industry to discuss the metamorphosis of Audio Visual Media in general and the opportunities of on-demand distribution.

While the film and music industries are constantly discussing the opportunities of new technologies, Supply/Demand aims to focus on the needs and the experiences of independent and experimental electronic artists. Bringing together scholars, media aggregators and distributors, and artists (musicians and composers, film makers, video artists, sound artists) Supply / Demand asks: How can artists make use of new channels of distribution? How can artists contribute to emerging protocols of distribution?

Focus for this panel surrounds cable access and lo fi broadcast networks. Topical issues surround a suffocated media outlet and methods of survival, identifying the audience and public involvement, access and distribution. What platforms exist for these networks to tap into (ie On Demand)? How do artists' work follow the serialized nature of television programming in an online platform?

*Panels will be broadcast on both Harvestworks website (http://www.harvestworks.org/) and Free103.9 web radio (http://free103point9.org/).


Optics O:O (Artboom!)

Fri Apr 05, 2013 19:00 - Fri Apr 05, 2013

Presented by E.S.P. TV - currently in residence at the Museum of Arts and Design.

Dots (1940, 16mm; 1:38min, color sound) by Norman McLaren
70 (16mm; 4:31min, color silent) by Robert Breer
OFFON (1967, 16mm; 9min), color by Scott Bartlett
The Fall (1971, 16mm; 19min, color) by Tom DeWitt Ditto
Noisefields (1974, video; 11:37min, color, sound) by Woody and Steina Vasulka
Beatles Electronics (1969,16mm; 2:56min, color, sound) by Naim June Paik and Jud Yalkut

TRT approx 62 min
Tickets $7

About Optics O:O
This ongoing film-based series highlights avant guard filmmakers who have worked extensively with optical printing techniques or have been influenced by optical printing in their work. Artists within the programming are some of the pioneers of optical printing as well as innovators of new machines, video, computer software manipulation, and hybrid printing techniques to create something entirely new. Younger artists within the program exemplify similar methodologies of thinking and showcase their own customized techniques.


Live From the Control Room, pt. 2

Fri Mar 22, 2013 19:00 - Fri Mar 22, 2013

Thomas Dexter
G Lucas Crane
Tristan Shepherd

Marks the second event of a two-part series during E.S.P TV's residency at the Museum of Art and Design, Feb - May 2013.

"Live From the Control Room" repurposes MAD’s Open Studios into the E.S.P. TV Lab. Hosting a variety of local artists and performers who work with analog systems, as well as broadcast innovators and other voices in the field, "Live From the Control Room" forms a happening-like environment for discussion, performance, and communal production of experimental broadcast television.

$7 (proceeds go to the artists)
Purchase at door or pre-order from MAD website (see link).

For more information on this and other events or to pre-order tickets, please consult the calendar on the Museum of Art and Design website at: http://www.madmuseum.org/series/esp-tv



Sat Dec 15, 2012 20:00 - Sun Dec 16, 2012

Merry Christmas, Mary Boom!
is the live-studio-audience taping
of Manhattan Neighborhood Network’s
nomadic showcase for experimental
music, performance and video art, E.S.P. TV.

and many, many more...

$10 advance (online tix launch 12/3) $12 door: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/302547
Web: http://esptvnyc.com/NEWS
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/events/101009450068173/

For this ultra festive Christmas Special,
sometimes-host Mary Boom!
(Dirty Looks NYC curator Bradford Nordeen)
has hit her rolodex to bring you some
Downtown New York holiday realness,
with a variety-style evening of
seasonal favorites and special
surprise video Christmas cards
from some very illustrious guests.

Taking a note from classic Christmas Specials
like “RuPaul’s Christmas Ball,”
“Pee-Wee’s Christmas Special,”
“The Divine David Presents…,”
and “The Kate Bush Christmas Special,”
this winter wonderland of festive delights
will be serving a heaping portion of holiday
tinsel and spray tanner for everyone on your list.
Featuring original costumes by Hayley Blatte
and sets by artist Joseph Jagos,
the event will also be the timely music video
premiere of Mary Boom!s debut
(and sure to be Billboard smash) single,
“White Christmas!” performed by Miss Boom!
and Scott Richard Tankersley,
video by Josef Kraska and featuring Colin Self.