"a peculiar fact about termite-tapeworm-fungus-moss art is that it moves always forward, eating its own boundaries, and likely as not, leaves nothing in its path but evidence of eager, industrious, unkempt activities"......manny farber
Founded in 1992, Termite TV is a video collective with members based in Philadelphia, PA and Buffalo, NY. The mission of Termite TV Collective is to produce, distribute and facilitate the creation of experimental and activist media that challenges the status quo and provides an alternative to corporate media. We value working collaboratively across artistic disciplines, inspiring other artists, encouraging the expression of multiple styles and points of view, risk-taking, innovation and the blend of humor and intelligent critique in our work.
To date we have produced over 40 programs which have been broadcast nationally on television and screened at festivals and museums worldwide.
Termite TV is funded in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts and individual donors.
a living manifesto
Truth is invented and not discovered.
Every text has a context.
Video is not a medium, but an event.
The observer is part of the experiment.
Media is a controlled substance.
Meaning is an act of imagination.
Fiction is the line which connects two facts.
Facts are past participles, fictions are verbs.
A dogma is a frozen belief.
Faith is a dialogue between the soul and the self.
A revolution is above all a revolution of thought.
Today television, tomorrow the world.
Idleness is the holiday of fools.