PLAYBACK> Is a unique project and collaboration between Queens Nails Projects (QNP) in San Francisco, E.S.P. TV/LAB from New York City and Aggregate Space in Oakland. For PLAYBACK>, the curators at QNP have invited 10 Bay Area visual artists to create new video works in the space, transforming the gallery into a mini video-residency program from April 24th to June 6th. Each of the 10 artists was asked to consider the television as an exhibition platform and produce new video work in the form of a television show.
While the residencies are under way, QNP will screen a compilation of videos produced by E.S.P. TV. The videos were created for a program produced by the New York space Louis V E.S.P. and showcase primarily NYC-based experimental music, video art and performance. Tapings of these events occurred in front of an audience with live green-screening and analog video mixing. The events were recorded to VHS and edited into half-hour episodes for airing on Manhattan Neighborhood Network television. After airing, the episodes were posted online at www.esptvnyc.com and elsewhere online for later viewing. The first 15 episodes of E.S.P. TV. are on display in QNP's screening room for the duration of the artist residencies. They can be viewed by appointment by firstname.lastname@example.org.
On June 1st QNP is partnering with Aggregate Space to present a one-night exhibition featuring E.S.P. LAB (Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie), with performance-based, signal generated works on video. Those videos will be on display in Aggregate's screening room on June 2nd.
On June 8th, E.S.P. TV will work on site at QNP to collaboratively program a live, one-night recording of performances by Bay Area artists for later broadcast on Public Access television in San Francisco, Oakland, New York and Portland.
From June 9th - 16th, the videos produced during the artist residencies at QNP will be showcased at various off-site locations (to be announced) and screened together at a closing reception at QNP on June 16th.