Friday April 2nd, 6pm - midnight
Basics screening


>>  On cable TV in Philadelphia:
PhillyCam - Philadelphia Community Access Media

>>  Via satellite:
On Free Speech TV's satellite dish network 9415!
Check out their website for times and dates. Call your local cable company and tell them to get FreeSpeech TV if you can't get it.

>>  Watch Termite's one-minute 9.11 Moments, produced for the Independent Television Service on-line at www.itvs.org/9.11

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Life Size Action Pictures - March is Justice Month
Prison Life Stories
- screens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sunday, March 30th, 2008 @ 2:30 pm, FREE

Philadelphia Museum of Art In The Van Pelt Auditorium

with companion films from Scribe Video Center:
Voices from the Inside, Reconstruction & Books Through Bars

Join the filmmakers for a conversation after the screening.
Hosted by Michael McGonigle, CTS, Film Lecturer/Audio Visual Dept
Program is FREE, with ticket after regular Museum Admission (Pay what you will on Sundays) Tickets are available at the Admissions Desk

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- Prison Life Stories
by Michael Kuetemeyer, Deborah Rudman, Anula Shetty, 2008, 30 min

Do you have a family member or friend who has been incarcerated? How is your life affected by it? Termite TV Collective's latest Life Story Project explores the stories that surround incarceration in Philadelphia. These are the faces that are often invisible and the voices we rarely hear.  Prison Life Stories will challenge perceptions of what kind of people are in prison today and why. By listening to these stories audiences will see how incarceration not only affects those that are directly involved but entire families and communities.

- Voices from Inside by Louis Massiah, 2001, 1 minute
Prison inmates discuss how the news of 9.11 was received "from the inside.

Scribe Video Center Community Visions projects:

- Reconstruction
Facilitators: Aisha Simmons, Nadine Stanley & Nadine Patterson, 1996, 19 minutes
Reconstruction Inc. is a program of rehabilitation for parolees and their  families. Reconstruction helps former inmates to re-establish themselves in the community by overcoming cycles of violent behavior and understanding their own motivations and needs.

- Books Through Bars
Facilitators: Cheryl Hess & Anula Shetty 1997, 15 minutes
New Society Publishers began its free, collectively run, all volunteer group, Books Through Bars program after it began receiving letters from indigent prisoners, and today distributes donated books to individual prisoners, prison libraries, and halfway houses across the U.S. It also sponsors regular public events relating to issues such as human rights, the war on drugs, and prison reform.

Termite TV Eats The Patterson
Friday February 29th at 8pm.
$8, $6 members.
Termite TV questions assumptions, speaks truth to power, and makes you laugh out loud. Founded in 1992 and based in Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Buffalo, the collective’s work has been broadcast nationally and screened at festivals and museums around the world. Tonight, Water explores our political, biological and cultural relationship with this building block of life, while Democracy asks what government by and for the people could and should look like. Also, selections from the Living Documentary Project. Q&A with collective members

The Patterson, 3134 Eastern Avenue
Baltimore MD 21224

Water at Phila Museum of Art Sunday Oct. 7th 2:30 pm
City Harvest & African Garden screen at Philadelphia Muesum of Art 2007 0520 2:30 pm

Come Celebrate Termite TV's 15th Birthday!
- photos -
As part of Scribe Video Center's Storyville screening series, video artists from Termite TV Collective will present a retrospective of clips spanning 15 years of experimental and activist media. Bug out to the tunes and projections of the Maple Rabbit band while everyone eats Birthday Cake!

Friday March 16, 2007
7 PM

Scribe Video Center
4212 Chestnut Street, 3rd Floor, Philadelphia, PA
Admission $5

Termite TV Collective was founded in Philadelphia in 1992. Today the video collective has members and contributing artists in Philly, Buffalo and all over the country. They celebrate their birthday with a screening of clips from the past 6 seasons of innovative shows.

* Join the hive and enjoy a live presentation with past and present Termite TV members, including Michael Kuetemeyer, Karen Lefkovitz, Michael O'Reilly, Meg Knowles, Brian Milbrand, A. Q. Quintero, Iain Conliffe, Deborah Rudman, Anula Shetty, Joanna Raczynska, Jim Ospenson, Meryl Perlson, Carl Lee & Dorothea Braemer

* Walk down memory lane on a timeline from the Termite Tv historical archives

* Hear tales of origin, growth, termites tunneling beyond the Philly mound to Buffalo

* The nationwide Living Documentary Tour

* Politics now. The War/Terror/Democracy Trilogy DVD will be available for the first time ever!

* Off-shoot tentacle projects including a celebration of the 100th Videography program from the Termite infestation at Temple University.

* Termite's future evolution.

* The Termite TV installation, covering the 15 years of their work will be on view at Scribe Video Center through April 2007

Hope to see you there!

>>Life Size Action Pictures -
screens at the Philadelphia Museum of Art

Sunday, September 24, 2006 @ 2:30 pm, FREE
with companion films: A Brief History of Voting, Undoing Racism, Lobby Lesson, Anti War Activism, US Invasians, Rights on the Line & Spirit of Resistance

From animation to documentary to comedy, this collection of short films is thought provoking, informative, funny and sometimes aggravating. In short, just what is needed to ensure debate in a vibrant democracy.

Join the filmmakers for a conversation after the screening.
Hosted by Michael McGonigle, CTS, Film Lecturer/Audio Visual Dept
Program is FREE, with ticket after regular Museum Admission (Pay what you will on Sundays) Tickets are available at the Admissions Desk

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1. The Democracy Show (30 min.) - A voice and a choice by the Termite Tv Collective
Coordinating Producers: Dorothea Braemer & Deborah Rudman
Featuring work by: Mike Kuetemeyer, Jim Schneider, Serena Reed & Jamese Wells, Carl Lee, Joanna Raczynska, Jim Glozier, Steve Kurtz, Karima Amin, Brian Milbrand, Meg Knowles, & Bill Brown
2. A Brief History of Voting (4 min.) - Classic animation by Francesca Talenti
3. Undoing Racism (3 min.) - Speaking truth to justice by Rodney Camarce & Asian Arts Initiative
4. Lobby Lesson (10 min.) - Humorous education by Christian Alsis
5. Anti War Activism (13 min.) - Local peace demonstrations by Dr. James Schneider
6. US Invasians (4 min.) - Our policy abroad by Teishan Latner & Asian Arts Initiative
7. Rights on the Line (13 min.) - Vigilantes at the Border by the AFSC, ACLU, and WITNESS
8. Spirit of Resistance (13 min.) - Community Radio Project in Tanzania by Jamese Wells

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TERROR screens at Detroit Film Center

Saturday, May 27, 2006 @ 8pm

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TERROR screens at NY's Museum of Modern Art

As part of MOMA's Documentary Fortnight series
Thursday, February 9, 2006 @ 6pm (Opening night!)
Saturday, March 11, 2006 @ 4pm

...Termites will be at both of the screenings...

Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1
Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019-5497
(212) 708-9400 • www.moma.org

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Taking Liberties: Freedom, Creativity and Risk in the Media Arts

September 28–October 2, 2005, Philadelphia, PA

at the
Sheraton Society Hill
One Dock Street (2nd and Walnut Streets)
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106

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>> Burchfield-Penney Art Center
Thursday, May 12 @ 7:00pm

This screening is part of the biannual Beyond / In Western New York regional art exhibition. This night's screening features the work of Jody Lafond and Termite Meg Knowles.

Burchfield-Penney Art Center
Buffalo State College
Rockwell Hall, Third Floor
1300 Elmwood Avenue
Buffalo, New York 14222
Tel: (716) 878-6011
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TERROR screenings

>> Philadelphia International Film Festival
Sunday April 10 @ 9:30pm (as part of the 'Philadelphia Experimental" program)
International House
3701 Chestnut Street

>> Philadelphia Museum of Art
Moving Pictures - Termite TV & Black Maria Film Festival
Sunday April 24 @ 1:30pm
Van Pelt Auditorium
presented by DUTV & Philadelphia Museum of Art

>> Athens International Film & Video Festival
Thursday May 5 @ 1pm
Athens, Ohio

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Sunday, February 20, 2005 at 7:00 p.m.

TERROR premieres at the
2005 United States Super 8 Film + Digital Video Festival

Scott Hall #123, Rutgers University
New Brunswick, New Jersey
Information: (732) 932-8482; www.njfilmfest.com
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[Cable access in Philadelphia]
September 4 & 5, Saturday & Sunday at 10pm:
On Labor Day Weekend, don't miss this special performance hour - only on DUTV!

Termite TV meets Sonic Liberation Front and The Maewa Cultural Ensemble Dancers.
MUSIC, VIDEO & DANCE CONVERGE IN A CREATIVE INTERACTION. The "It" Summit is a gathering of innovative multi media artists who redefine performance as it unfolds. An improvisational Be-in for the information age, The "It" Summit is instigated by the musicians of Sonic Liberation Front; media artists of Termite TV; and dancers of the Maewa Cultural Ensemble. Audience members contribute to the media mix.

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THE WAR SHOW: 2 Screenings @
Video Mundi: International Film & Video Showcase
Chicago, Illinois

Thursday, April 22, 2004 @ 6:30PM at the Chicago Cultural Center
Sunday, April 25, 2004 @ 11:00AM on the Video Bus Trip to Milwaukee

The War Show is screening as part of Video Mundi Program 5: WE'RE NOT DEAD YET: RECENT VIDEO MADE AT, BY, ABOUT AND AROUND SQUEAKY WHEEL, curated by Marc Moscato, Buffalo. Contact the festival for more details.

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THE WAR SHOW: Screening @
The Athens International Film & Video Festival
Athens, Ohio

Tuesday, April 27, 2004 @ 3PM
in the Baker Center, Athens, Ohio - check the festival website for details.

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Screening @ the
2004 United States Super-8 Film and Digital Video Festival

Friday, February 20, 2004
Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey - check festival website for details.

bush for peaceTHE WAR SHOW
A finalist in the US Super 8 Film and Digital Video Festival, THE WAR SHOW is the latest video offering from the collective - a mixture of voices and views troubled (to put it mildly) by the current administration's waging of war at home and abroad.

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Screening @ HALLWALLS Contemporary Arts Center

Saturday, February 21, 2004 at 8pm
2495 Main Street, Suite 425 (4th Floor), Buffalo, NY

A double bill that'll leave you wondering whether history is condemned to repeat itself or in fact, just gets worse. Along with the latest Termite production, THE WAR SHOW, we'll also be screening DESERT STORM from Termite's first season (over 10 years ago!), produced in response to the first Gulf war by original Termite members Mike Kuetemeyer, Meryl Perlson and Jim Ospenson. Termites Dorothea, Meg, and Carl, as well as many of the show contributors will be present at the screening.

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The Journeys of Dorothea Braemer

featuring the premiere of THE WAR SHOW!

Friday, November 14th, 7PM
Prince Music Theater - at Broad and Chestnut, Philadelphia, PA

As part of Scribe Video Center's ongoing Producers' Forum, Dorothea Braemer, the new Executive Director of Squeaky Wheel Media Arts Center in Buffalo and longtime member of the Termite TV Collective, returns to Philadelphia to present an evening of insightful short video essays. Best known as a video producer with a wry sense of humor and a clear political sensibility, Braemer comes to the Producers’ Forum to talk about new video and film works that are emerging from Buffalo’s artist community and to present new works from Termite TV and Squeaky Wheel including Termite's Buffalo-artist-featured show Nickel City Landscapes as well as the latest from Termite TV - The War Show. .... More info at Scribe.

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Saturday October 4th, 12pm-4pm

(location TBA - check back for update)

Don't just soak up TV - recycle, critique, parody and subvert it! Termite TV's Michael Kuetemeyer and Anula Shetty will lead a workshop on creating videos using appropriated imagery from television and mainstream media. No experience necessary - participants are encouraged to bring TV footage on VHS or DV tapes. This event is part of the Illegal Art Extravaganza sponsored by Media Tank, Nexus Gallery and Prince Music Theater.

More info at: www.mediatank.org

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for the broadcast premiere of
By Termite TV Collective &
Asian Arts Initiative

TUESDAY July 22 at 9pm
SATURDAY July 26 at 10pm
on WYBE TV 35's
"Philadelphia Stories"

Termite TV, in collaboration with youth participants from the Asian Arts Initiative's Youth Arts Workshop -Tien Duong, Barbara Jerome, and Michael Zhao - presents a new video exploring the variety of lives that cross paths in Philadelphia's Chinatown. Residents share their passions, dreams and philosophies and the only question asked of them is "Will you tell us your life story in five minutes?"

Show Co-ordinators: Anula Shetty & Lena Sze

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Termite TV meets Sonic Liberation Front
and The Maewa Cultural Ensemble Dancers

April 25th at 8 pm & April 26 at 8:30 pm, 2003
Film at The Prince
- Cinema Lounge
in the Independence Foundation Black Box.
Prince Music Theater - 1412 Chestnut Street (at Broad), Philadelphia

MUSIC, VIDEO & DANCE CONVERGE IN A CREATIVE INTERACTION. The "It" Summit is a gathering of innovative multi media artists who redefine performance as it unfolds. An improvisational Be-in for the information age, The "It" Summit is instigated by the musicians of Sonic Liberation Front; media artists of Termite TV; and dancers of the Maewa Cultural Ensemble. These multi-disciplinary artists come together for two evenings of cutting edge improvisational performance of Free Afro-Cuban Yoruba Jazz Jam-Band Electronica; live Guerrilla Video; and Traditional and Modern Dance. "It" is a multi-dimensional performance experience where audience space and performer space are one, and dancing is highly recommended.  read more...
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>>  May 16 - 19, 2002

Termite TV Life Stories
(screened and recorded!)
2 - 10 PM at the Drake Theater & Gallery
1512 Spruce Street, Philadelphia, PA

as part of:

First Person: a Festival of Memoir in the Arts
A week-long event (May 13 - 20) featuring screenings, readings, performances, exhibitions, workshops and discussions presenting the "drama of human experience as told through the stories of real people and actual events."
This event is produced by Blue Sky.
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>>  Look out for Termite TV's installation at

an exhibition at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Betty Rymer Gallery
280 South Columbus Drive
Chicago, IL 60603

February 1 to March 14, 2002

"Cultural diversity is both a fact of modernity and its destination. How social diversity is conceptualized determines how we negotiate sexual, cultural, racial, geographic, and national differences. The term "diversity" is employed to achieve differing aesthetic, political and social ends by artists and cultural workers. Interrogating Diversity represents multiple approaches to these concerns while also investigating the meaning and strategies of these approaches."

Curated by Jorge Felix, Regan Grusy, Richard Hunt, and Laurie Palmer

Termite TV's installation includes the shows:
Native Alien, Life Stories from Alaska, Violent, Life Stories from the Borderlands, Money, Telekinetics, Life Stories from Philadelphia, Rollover and Life Stories from the Big Island, Hawaii.

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December 14, 2001
Friday 7:00 PM

Life Stories from Chinatown
As part of the Asian Arts Initiative's Rap Series event, What You See: A Teen Showcase, Termite TV, in collaboration with participants from AAI's Youth Arts Workshop, presents this work-in-progress screening of a new video exploring the variety of lives that cross paths in Philadelphia's Chinatown.

tix/info: 215-557-0455
Asian Arts Initiative
1315 Cherry Street, 2nd Floor
Philadelphia, PA, USA

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November 19, 2001 Monday 7:00
At the County Theater Cinemateque in Doylestown, PA

Life Stories and Beyond!
A screening of Life Stories from Philadelphia
and the world premiere of . . . TBA!

tix/info: 215-345-6789 | www.countytheater.org
County Theater Cinemateque
20 East State Street
Doylestown, PA, USA

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September 1 - 14, 2001


What is art? What makes you angry? Should you carry a gun?

The viewer is the creator is the viewer in this interactive, automated multimedia installation by Mike Kuetemeyer, produced for the 2001 Philadelphia Fringe Festival. Respond to the questions posed and see what other users have to say, then add your own opinion.

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September 1 - 7, 2001

Created in collaboration with Bad Penny Productions and programmed in the 2001 Philadelphia Fringe Festival, this live multimedia theater performance turns its cold eye on the sordid atmosphere of a publishing company in the throes of "workforce reduction". The (melo)drama and the pathos of corporate love and paranoia are closely monitored for all to enjoy. With generous audience interaction! Fun!

Starring Corinna Burns, William Collins, Deb Disbrow, Kurt Runco and Bill Rayhill.

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