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Event Starts At: 11-12-2017

Termite TV at Dark, Projection in the Park

Situated in a quiet, dark corner of Penn Treaty Park, about 20 people gathered over 2.5 hours to watch, participate, listen and project images on different surfaces in the park. The central installation, Be Here Wow, offered a looping 45minute soundtrack of guided meditations crowd-sourced from 15 artists throughout the county. Light textures were projected onto the canopy providing seating for 4 people inside.

Outside, 2 white pieces of fabric tied to large trees created a ‘corner’ viewing area for multiple projections. A few participants submitted short video clips in advance, while others generated imagery from a tablet, or pulled clips from their cell phones.

Additional ‘pocket’ projectors roamed the park throwing light on the walkways, people and surrounded surfaces.

Tea and snacks were served. At the end of the night, all of the supplies were packed back into the tricycle and removed from the park.

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Join Termite TV for an experimental multimedia Fungus Garden as the sun goes down. Exploring themes of sustainability in all of its forms, from the personal to the global, Termite invites participants to submit work in any format for digital projection in the park. We will be showcasing a psychedelic meditation tent with inspirational audio tracks, titled Be Here Wow, and using multiple projectors to play with light, text, photo and video on surrounding surfaces in the park.

 

 

Participating Artists:

Laura Deutch, Debbie Rudman, Allan Powell, Michael Kuetemeyer, George Kuetemeyer, Lisa Marie Patzer, Stephen Horcha, Katya Gorker, Michael O’Reilly.

Materials:

3 ‘pocket’ video projector, 1 large video projector. White fabric for projection. Customized tricycle and canopy for Be Here Wow installation with independent power supply and speakers. Laptop, phones, tablet for projection sources. Stedicam for roaming projection.

 

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Event Starts At: 07-1-2016

Cycles

cycles imageTermite TV will present a live video/sound installation using multiple projections, live 3-camera mixing and interactive presentations during the LIVE CULTURE program at PhillyCAM on Friday July 1, 2016 from 7-8pm. Inspired by the theme of CYCLES this collaborative presentation will include work that explores cycles of life, speech, nature, analog video waves, live audio, synthesizers, juggling and more!

The program is open and free to attend in our studio. If you’re not able to make it, catch the live broadcast on PhillyCAM’s TV Channel Comcast 66/966 /Verizon 29/30) and on our webchannel: https://phillycam.org/web-channel from 7-8pm.

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Artists include:
Gralin Hughes
Michael Kuetemeyer
George Kuetemeyer
Anula Shetty
Michael Long
Jeff Bethea
Laura Deutch
Dan Zink
Alan Powell
Leslie Birch
John Phillips
Max Groff
Mabel Negrete
Deborah Rudman

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Event Starts At: 05-8-2015

Waste – call for works

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Termite TV is soliciting new media work for its ‘Waste’-themed show set to debut in October 2015. Current pieces include profiles of artists working with garbage, a trash cleanup project and exhibition, dumpster diving, an old vacuum and timelapse pieces on working with recycled art. Other open topics discussed include Happy Trash Day related work, exploration of vacant lot garbage, profiles of scrappers or scrapyards. Any new works exploring the notion of ‘waste’, however broad are up for consideration. Pieces can range in tone from serious to playful.

Termite TV is also interested in partnering with galleries, institutions, and curators to create installations and gallery type exhibitions and events that focus on the concepts of waste.

If you’re interested in creating new work of any genre or revisiting old pieces, please submit a short paragraph that includes:

– Your Name
– Description of Idea
– Approx. Length

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the  Coordinating Producing Team: John Pettit (johnrpettit AT gmail.com) or Alan Powell (powell AT arcadia.edu). We are looking to have your proposals and/or rough edits by May 30th and completed pieces by September 12th.

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Event Starts At: 11-30--0001

Fungus Garden: Second Thursdays at the Mound 1400 N. American St. #412 November 13th 6pm – Video Mixing & Live Projection

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Event Starts At: 11-30--0001

Fungus Garden at the Mound

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One way of looking at Fungus Garden:

The Macrotermitinae (family Termitidae) cultivate symbiotic fungi (Termitomyces). The termites construct spongelike “fungus gardens,” or combs, possibly of fecal matter rich in the carbohydrate lignin. The fungi grow on the combs, and the termites consume both fungi and combs. The fungi break down the fecal matter used to construct the combs into substances that can be reutilized by the termites.

The other way of looking at Fungus Garden is a Termite TV Collective event at the Crane Building on the 2nd Thursday of the month.

This October 9th, you are invited to join the Termites for an evening of locative media beginning at 6:00 PM at 1400 N. American St.

Feel free to use one of the hand-held devices to be provided or if you prefer to your own phone, download the video in advance here:

http://termite.org/walkphilly/artists-walk-around-the-crane2/

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Event Starts At: 08-8-2014

Walk Philly at NAMAC / ACM State & Main

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Event Starts At: 11-1-2013

SURVEYS – CITYWIDE: A Collective Exhibition at Vox Populi Gallery

Termite TV Collective presents SURVEYS at Vox Populi Gallery as part of “CITYWIDE : A Collective Exhibiton”. SURVEYS is a video installation that chronicles the 22 year history of Termite TV.

Exhibition Dates: November 1 – November 25, 2013

Opening Reception: Friday, November 1st 6:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

logo_inverted (1)Vox Populi  319 N 11th St, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA 19107

In conjunction with CITYWIDE Philadelphia, Vox Populi gallery will exhibit SURVEYS, a collaborative multimedia installation created by members of the Termite TV Collective. Termite TV will be one of five collectives – including Marginal Utility, Magic Pictures Gallery, Space 1026, and Basekamp – exhibiting within Vox Populi for the CITYWIDE collaborative effort.

 

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citywide-logo This November 2013, 23 artist-run artist collectives in Philadelphia are banding together for a cross-collaborative multi-venue exchange to celebrate the impressive population our city has of artist-run entities!
This month-long celebration of Philadelphia contemporary art that will include performances, panel discussions, gallery openings, and a publication in a variety of venues across the city. The essence of CITYWIDE is about magnifying individual voices through collective action.

CITYWIDE is the recipient of a Knight Arts Challenge and is a “massive collaboration” organized collaboratively by Vox Populi, Space 1026, Little Berlin, Tiger Strikes Asteroid, Grizzly Grizzly, Marginal Utility, NAPOLEON, Fjord, Mt. Airy Contemporary, Rebekah Templeton, Highwire Gallery, Basekamp, McCartney/Belknap Projects, Practice, The Traction Company, InLiquid, Paradigm Gallery, Magic Pictures, Termite TV Collective, The Soapbox, Title Magazine, The Nicola Midnight St. Claire, Pterodactyl, ART/ASSEMBLY, BYO Print, and Oof Animation Collective.

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Spanning from the Callowhill neighborhood on the edge of Center City to West Philly, from Germantown to the Northeast and from South Philly to Kensington, CITYWIDE represents over 200 artists in total!

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Event Starts At: 03-4-2013

Call for Work – The Censorship Show

Triggered by the case against experimental filmmaker Lawrence Brose, Termite TV is producing a show about art and censorship.

Background: Lawrence Brose is an internationally-known award-winning gay experimental film artist who has created over thirty films since 1983. In November 2009, Lawrence was charged in federal court with possessing internet images of child pornography, including 100 images from his most famous, internationally-shown film, De Profundis. Despite maintaining complete innocence, Lawrence lost his job as Executive Director of CEPA Gallery; was forced to hire a lawyer, which depleted all his savings; and many of his freedoms, such as the freedom to travel have been severely restricted. Since the arrest many facts have to light that call the charges against him into question. A detailed description about the case can be found at http://lawrencebroselegaldefensefund.com/. A good article about the case, “The United States vs. Lawrence Brose: A Butterfly on the Wheel” by William Altreuter can be found here: http://www.artvoice.com/issues/v11n45/guest_essay
Purpose of program: In this program we seek to show our solidarity with Lawrence Brose by addressing some of the pertinent issues this case raises (such as artistic censorship, prosecutorial overreach, freedom of speech, criminalization of gay art), as well as related issues connected to Lawrence and his artwork. As this case is still ongoing Lawrence himself cannot be interviewed for this program. Experimental work is welcome – we are interested in pieces that captures some aspect of the emotional and intellectual impact of this case and the events surrounding it. Please contact coordinating producers Dorothea Braemer at dorothea AT termite.org or Joanna Raczynska at RACZYNSKA.JOANNA AT GMAIL.COM to discuss your idea before you submit work.

Deadlines:
• Friday, March 29: Proposals for show segments (segments should be no longer than 5 minutes long) – Please contact us via e-mail to discuss your idea!
• Friday, July 26: Finished pieces are due.
• August/September: Show will be assembled.
• September/October: Premiere screening

We look forward to hearing from you!

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Event Starts At: 11-30--0001

Call for new work: SURVEILLANCE

Termite TV  is soliciting new work for its Surveillance-themed show to debut in April 2013.  For the last 20 years, Termite has been producing 30 minute compilation video programs for distribution online, on PhillyCAM, and at community & gallery screenings. This Spring’s show is centered around the theme of SURVEILLANCE (see below for some ideas to get you excited!)

 

We’re also looking for an exhibition space that supports installation work, so we’re interested in that too.

 

 

If you’re interested in creating new work of any genre or revisiting old pieces, please submit a short paragraph that includes:
Your Name
Description of Idea
Approx. Length

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at termite.tv.surveillance@gmail.com. We are looking to have your proposals by Friday, January 4, 2013.

Thanks for your interest!

Coordinating Producing Team:
Laura Deutch
Helyx Chase
Bertolain Elysee

Some ideas:
Performances in front of surveillance cameras
Live nature cams
Public web cams
Baby monitor/nanny cam/domestic surveillance
Targeted advertising/Online personalized tracking
Security guards in museums
New tech surveillance devices (i.e. drones)

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Event Starts At: 05-5-2012

Termite TV celebrates its 20-year Anniversary!


Termite TV 20th anniversary RETROspective: May 5 at 7pm at the Rotunda, 4014 Walnut Street.
Screenings, installation, life story station, special guests, and more… Details coming soon. Mark your calendar NOW!

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