Media is a controlled substance


What do you think of when you hear the word “Happiness”?
WHEN: Tuesday, OCTOBER 4, 2011 Doors open @ 6:30pm, show starts @ 7:00
WHERE: L’Etage, 6th and Bainbridge, Philadelphia

“HAPPINESS” (2011, HD, 27 minutes)
Featuring work by Jerome Carolfi,  Laura Deutch, Bruce JamesValerie Keller,
Michael Kuetemeyer, Gail Lloyd, Debbie Rudman, & Anula Shetty
Termite TV Collective’s latest
half hour show explores a myriad of different interpretations of happiness .  Find out how a
beekeeper and his bees experience the emotion.  Hear what the concept means to different people.
See abstractions of happiness visualized.  Can happiness be found online?
This collection of video and motion media will leave you … dare we say it? … happy!

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Immigrant Life Stories Screening

Immigrant Life Stories, a youth video collaboration between Termite TV and Asian Arts Initiative was nominated for Best Documentary at the Derek Freese Youth Media Film Festival. The film will be screened Sunday February 26th, 2012 from 4-7PM in Annenberg Hall, Room 3, Temple University, 2020 North 13th street (between Norris and Diamond).

Youth Filmmakers interview people about their journeys and experiences of migrating from one country to another. Through animation and experimental shorts, they explore what it means to be “at home” or to be an “outsider”. This short film was created by youth filmmakers, Xia Ou Huang, Uyen Le, Ling Lin, Duong Nghe Ly, Steven Ngo, Loc Nguyen, Christopher Pham, Annie Seng, Nancy Tat, Hao Truong, Xiu Fen Wang, Xiu Juan Wang under the guidance of teaching artist Anula Shetty. Funded in part by the Pennsylvania Arts in Education Partnership and the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts. View excerpt below.

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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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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.


Citywide photo cropped

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.

Knight Foundation

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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Walk Philly at NAMAC / ACM State & Main

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Fungus Garden at the Mound


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:

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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: 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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