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These Streams

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These Streams Poster
July 1st, 2014 - August 31st, 2014

QUICK FACTS
WEBSITE:  
http://ACRETV.org
NEIGHBORHOOD:  
South Side
EMAIL:  
tv@acreresidency.org
OPEN HOURS:  
24/7/365
TAGS:  
video-art, performance
COST:  
free

DESCRIPTION

Before advertisers could sell products on television they had to sell television itself as a medium. These advertisements welcomed us to Televisionland, an alternate reality that keeps on living even when we switch off our sets. In Televisionland, the stars—the celestial constants by which the ancients measured time—are replaced by a broadcast schedule, aligned to the forty­hour work­week. In Televisionland swearing doesn’t happen before 10pm and conflicts are resolved by the top of the hour. Televisionland bridges the gap so that voice and vision transcend space, harnessing the present to overcome the ancient barriers of time and distance.

For These Streams, our two­-month thematic show, ACRE TV is tackling the medium. Including episodic livestreaming projects by Brett BaloghLindsey French, and Joseph Herring; durational works by Nightmare CityPaul DickinsonChaz Evans, and Brendan Meara; episodic shows by Stacy AsherChris LittleJamie Lee Mohr, and Dao Nguyen; and a daily shorts program featuring Bonnie BeguschDaniel BennettAmanda BowlesSara Condo, Jillian Hansen-Lewis & Alejandro JimenezDan OlsenThe I, Daughter of Kong Center for Research, and Cauleen Smith.

Addressing the nature of streams, those parallel ever­becoming fantasyscapes, those shared approximations of the just­present, These Streams moves from Televisionland to Livestreamland and back. Think continuity, NOW, distance, crystal balls, trains of thought, video­not­on­demand, and any and all things streaming.