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“We learn to compensate \, by adopting the vocabulary of contemporary experience. For many artists\ , video is the language of TV absorbed into the discourse of cultural criti que. It is television turned against itself.”

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Nigel Coates

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Artists in Residence at Queens N ails Projects in San Francisco

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First 15 episodes of E.S.P. TV on display in the screening room

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June 8th\, 8pm-12am:

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Live Taping by E.S.P. TV at Queens Nails Projects

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June 16th\, 8pm-11pm:

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Reception and screening of new video works at Queens Nails Projects< /p>\n

Aggregate Space

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June 1st\, 6pm -10pm:

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Reception and Screening at Aggregate Space in Oakland

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Featurin g E.S.P. LAB (Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie)\, with performance-based\, signal generated works on video

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June 2nd\, 8pm-10 pm:

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E.S .P. LAB video works on display at Aggregate Space in Aggregate’s screening room

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PLAYBACK>\;

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Is a unique project and collabora tion between Queens Nails Projects (QNP) in San Francisco\, E.S.P. TV/LAB f rom New York City and Aggregate Space in Oakland. For PLAYBACK>\;\, the c urators 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 p rogram from April 24th to June 6th. Each of the 10 ar tists was asked to consider the television as an exhibition platform and pr oduce new video work in the form of a television show.

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While the residen cies 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 sp ace Louis V E.S.P. and showcase primarily NYC-based experimental music\, vi deo art and performance. Tapings of these events occurred in front of an au dience with live green-screening and analog video mixing. The events were r ecorded to VHS and edited into half-hour episodes for airing on Manhattan N eighborhood Network television. After airing\, the episodes were posted onl ine at www.esptvnyc.com and el sewhere 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 residenc ies. They can be viewed by appointment by contacting queensnailsprojects@gmail.com.

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On June 1st QNP is partnering with Aggregate Space to present a one-night ex hibition featuring E.S.P. LAB (Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie)\, with pe rformance-based\, signal generated works on video. Those videos will be on display in Aggregate’s screening room on June 2nd.

\n< p style="text-align: justify\;">On June 8< sup>th\, E.S.P. TV will work on site at QNP to collaboratively progra m a live\, one-night recording of performances by Bay Area artists for late r broadcast on Public Access television in San Francisco\, Oakland\, New Yo rk and Portland.

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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 re ception at QNP on June 16th. Stay tuned for announcements.

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Artists in Residence at QNP for PLAYBACK>\;

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Pio Bujak/Miles Ake

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April 2 4th – May 1st

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Laura Kim/Spencer Rabin

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May 3rd – May 10th

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Lindsey White/Bessma Khalaf

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May 12th – May 19t h

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Josh Pieper/ Chris Corrente and Tim Sullivan\n

May 2 1st – May 28th

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Dan Olsen/Chris E. Vargas

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May 30th – June 6th

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E.S.P. TV Compilation 1-15

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1: Kunsole\, Bri an Zegeer\, Kate Gilmore\, Sophia Peer\, Derek Larson\, Erica Magrey\, Ganj atronics

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2: Ganjatronics\, Colby Bird\, Derek Larsen\, Erica Magrey\, Sa m Mickens w/ The Dust Up\, Andre Pekowsi\, Dana Bell\, Rachel Mason< /p>\n

3: M azing Vids\, Jordan Levine\, Meredith James and Rachel Mason\, Aaron Nemec\ , Jason Underhill\, Dana Bell’s “A Delicate Balance”

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4: Innergaze\, Kare n Y. Chan\, Shana Moulton\, Jennifer Sulivan and Andrew Steinmetz\, Aaron N emec

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5: Forma\, Aaron Nemec\, Derek Larson\, Ana Lola Roman w. Mathew Ca ron\, Scott Kiernan

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6: (Mis)Adventures in Manipulation for INDEX Festiva l Pt. 1 of 2 (curated by Victoria Keddie) : Rowan\, Twisycat\, Future Archa eology

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7: (Mis)Adventures in Manipulation for INDEX Festival Pt. 2 of 2 (curated by Victoria Keddie) : Maria Chavez\, MV Carbon

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8: Ami Dang\, Re gal Degal\, Bruno Dicolla\, Ryan Whittier Hale\, Lauren Gregory (videos co- curated by Aboveground Animation)

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9: Erica Magrey\, YOU.\, Amy Lockhart\ , Ania Diakoff\, Clara Kim (videos co-curated by Aboveground Animation)

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10: Further Reductions\, House Plants\, Martha Colburn w/ Felix Kubin\, Ken neth Curwood\, Scott Kiernan

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< span style="font-size: small\;">11: Mutual Dreaming’s New Dance City Specia l (Organized by Aurora Halal for Mutual Dreaming): Vidrio\, Steve Summers\, DJ sets by Meridian 7\, Ron Morelli (L.I.E.S.)\, and Traxx

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12: (episode omitted from this program due to technical difficulties)

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13: MV Carbon and C Spencer Yeh

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14: Xeno and Oaklander\, Liz Wendelbo\, Roberto Lange< /span>

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15: EUC\, Bradley Eros and Tim Geraghty\, Roberto Lange

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All episodes produced by E.S.P. TV for Manhattan Neighborhood Network. All programs orga nized by E.S.P. TV unless otherwise noted. Live video mixing and manipulati on by Scott Kiernan\, Ethan Miller and Victoria Keddie. Cameras by: Josh St einbauer\, Joe Griffin (Ep. 3-5)\, Kellie Morgan\, Jorge Torrens\, Matt Bon ner (Ep 6-11)\, Kellie Morgan\, Matt Bonner\, Rachel Guma\, Rhys Hecox\, Ti m Geraghty (Ep. 12-13)\, Matt Bonner\, Josh Steinbauer (Ep 14-15). Lead Pro duction Assistant: Lee Lichtsinn.

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Broadcast edit and E.S.P. TV bumpers b y Scott Kiernan.

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Artists who have been on E.S.P. TV include: Xeno and Oa klander\, Mazing Vids\, Jandek\, Innergaze\, MV Carbon\, C Spencer Yeh\, Sh ana Moulton\, Further Reductions\, Regal Degal\, Martha Colburn\, Forma\, R achel Mason\, Erica Magrey\, Kate Gilmore\, Bradley Eros\, and many more. S hows have been taped in various locales including The Schoolhouse\, 285 Ken t and Roulette in Brooklyn\, Millennium Film Workshop in NYC as a part of I NDEX Festival and recently at General Public in Berlin.

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www.esptvnyc.< /a>com

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Bios

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< strong>E.S.P. LAB is the hallucinatory sibling brain to E.S.P. TV. Hell bent on breaking switches and mixers with the power of drive outputs\ , it purpose is to explore and curate sound and vision through analog metho ds: electronics\, radio waves\, signals\, and magnets. E.S.P. LAB is Victor ia Keddie and Scott Kiernan.

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< span style="font-size: small\;">Scott Kiernan is an artist and curator who lives and works in New York City. Scott received his MFA from the San Franc isco Art Institute in 2007.  He is a founder and director of Louis V E.S.P. \, a not-for-profit gallery and performance space in Williamsburg\, Brookly n and co-founder/director of E.S.P. TV\, a Manhattan cable access program a nd live taping event which showcases NYC based artists and performers.

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V ictoria Keddie is an artist\, curator\, and archivist based in New York Cit y. She works in varying media involving film\, video\, sound\, installation \, and broadcast.  She has programmed events internationally\, with a focus on film\, video\, sound\, and hybrid media. As an archivist\, she focuses on preserving analog experimental sound and radio collections. She is co-di rector of E.S.P. TV\, and also part of the film based collective\, Optipus. She is the organizer and co-founder of the INDEX Festival (2011)\, a month long international festival of media and technology.

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Individually and c ollectively\, their work has been exhibited or performed at: The Kitchen (N YC)\, Microscope Gallery (Brooklyn)\, CANADA Gallery (NYC)\, Sight School ( Oakland)\, White Box (NYC)\, Judson Church (NYC)\, Participant (NYC)\, Mill ennium Film Workshop (NYC)\, General Public (Berlin)\, Southern Exposure (S an Francisco)\, Nurture Art (Brooklyn)\, Dam Stuhltrager (Broooklyn/Berlin) \, PS122 (NYC)\, Jack the Pelican (Brooklyn)\, Mixed Greens (NYC)\, and 80E WS (NYC).

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Queens Nails Projects Artists in Residence:

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Miles Ake is an i nterdisciplinary artist who works with sound\, performance\, drawing and fo od-based projects. The form of his projects exists in the intervals between each medium.  Ake utilizes the ‘interval—margins\, ends and beginnings and transient spaces between—as structural support and material. Selected proj ects include: University Art Gallery at UCI\, Irvine\, CA\, [NTBA] Gallery\ , Los Angeles\, CA\, Pauline Gallery\, Los Angeles\, CA\, Karyn Lovegrove G allery\, Los Angeles\, CA\, INMO Gallery\, Los Angeles\, CA\, The Thing Qua rterly\, San Francisco\, CA Portland State University\, Portland\, OR\, Los Angeles Central Library\, LA\, CA\, Pawnshop Gallery\, Los Angeles\, CA\, Luggage Store\, SF\, CA\, and Porter Gallery\, Long Beach\, CA. He received his B.A. Fine Arts\, UCLA in 2008 and is currently completing his M.F.A. i n New Genres from San Francisco Art Institute (2012). Miles Ake currently l ives and works in San Francisco.

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Piotr Bujak is a mixed media artist and visual activist\, born in Bedzin\, Poland\, currently res iding in San Francisco within the Fulbright Fellowship. He works mainly wit h video and video installations investigating how moving image may contribu te to understanding the origins of violence and identity and how visual cul ture reshapes the way abovementioned are being perceived in the era of mass media omnipresence. His art practice often refers to minimalism and could be framed as a very formal and abstract storytelling.

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Chris Corr ente is an interdisciplinary artist who works across (and hybridiz es) the mediums of video\, performance\, staged photography\, illustration and music.

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A graduate of the San Francisco Art Institute’s new genres pr ogram\, his work runs the gamut of human emotions and experiences\, ranging from aggressively dark and psychologically challenging to absurdist and pi ss-laugh funny. Corrente’s work draws equal influence from academia and pop culture – and treats each with equal irreverence.

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Laura Hyunjhe e Kim is an intermedia artist working with video and performance. Born and raised in the U.S.\, Kim moved to South Korea at the age of nine a nd later returned to the U.S. at the age of nineteen. Her initial interests in questioning her dual-identity as a Korean and American later developed into an interest in the fragmentation and mediation in language and non-lin ear actions. Quoting and re-contextualizing references ranging from autobio graphical anecdotes\, art history\, and mass media that inundate her everyd ay life\, Kim explores physical and psychological dislocations and contradi ctions that surface through the disjuncture of language and gesture.

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Bessma Khalaf was Born in Iraq and immigrated to San Diego\, California in 1990 just before the first Gulf War. She earned her Bachelor degree from San Diego State University in 2002 and a Masters of Fine Arts i n photography from the California College of Art in 2007. She recently won a Visions from the New California Award\, and currently maintains a studio in Oakland\, California.

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Daniel Wayne Olsen (artist)

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1981 – Toledo\, OH\, currently living in SF CA

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“Dan Olsen makes art lik e a second grader”

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“resonant\, gestural\, anti-narrative psychedelia.”

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“I can stare at his humorous and surreal drawings for days thinking that if I just squint my eyes a bit more I’ll unlock their epic psychedelic mean ing and change my life forever”

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“I was out of place at this show\, a lot of the images were like an inside joke. It is the visual equivalent of a c oin operated prize vendor. There are some interesting thoughts from Dan Ols en present\, I would love to spend time on them\, but the sense of careless ness present almost totally discourages me.”

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Olsen has exhibited and per formed nationwide.

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He was also co-founder and co-curator of the presentl y defunct FullForceShowcaseGallery.

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Joshua Pieper is a San Francisco based artist that makes direct and often humorous statements through his multi-media works. Born in St. Paul\, MN\, Pieper received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin\, and his MFA from the San Francisco A rt Institute in 2005. His work has been exhibited at Rosamund Felsen Galler y\, Santa Monica\, the San Jose Institute of Contemporary Art\, New Langton \, the San Francisco Arts Commission and Romer Young Gallery in San Francis co.

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Spencer Rabin graduated with a BA in philosophy fro m UC Santa Barbara\, and is currently completing his MFA at the San Francis co Art Institute. He also writes music and plays in a band called Little De adman. He lives and works in San Francisco\, CA.

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Tim Sullivan is a multimedia artist working in video\, photography\, performance and installation.  Sullivan has spent the last five years completing a seri es of works exploring the myths and stereotypes of California as informed b y television\, film\, music and literature.  He has had solo exhibitions in San Francisco\, Los Angeles\, Singapore\, Ireland and Poland as well as be ing featured in numerous group exhibitions including the 2006 California Bi ennial.

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Chris E. Vargas is a film and video maker based in Oakland\, CA\, whose thematic interests include queer radicalism\, tran sgender hirstory\, and imperfect role models. He earned his MFA in Art Prac tice from the University of California\, Berkeley\, in 2011. Since 2008\, h e has been making\, in collaboration with Greg Youmans\, the web-based tran s/cisgender sitcom Falling In Love…with Chris and Greg. Episodes of the ser ies have screened at numerous film festivals and art venues\, including MIX NYC\, SF Camerawork\, and the Tate Modern. With Eric Stanley\, Vargas co-d irected the movie Homotopia (2006) and its feature-length sequel Criminal Q ueers (2012).

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Lindsey Whi te is working in still photography\, video\, and installation. Whi te offers subtle and often humorous insights into questions of truth vs ill usion\, found vs fabricated and synchronicity vs chaos. Her manipulations o f materials and settings\, by both analog and digital means\, mixed with a keen eye for coincidence make for playful yet haunting images of the not so mundane everyday. Her recent project\, “In Search of the Miraculous\,” too k her on a 3 and half month road trip with her dog\, Lolly\, to find videos and photographs and to meet people along her travels. White has been an ar tist in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts in Marin\, CA\, and was a 2010 finalist for the SFMOMA SECA Award.

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