PTV: Performance TV

Chapter 5

TV is dead or do we live in post-television times? Can everybody have their own channel today? PTV: Performance TV is an experimental performative programme using the format of a TV studio. Its starting point is the urge to examine the impact of the medium and its idiom on current artistic practices.

We have invited contributions from contemporary artists employing media such as opera, TV series, talk shows, documentaries and video clips as well as artists who proclaim that television is dead, demonstrating that it is the internet that has now taken over its role in society.

In Chapter 5, Jay Tan and Geo Wyeth will take a look at how a stage persona is created in the TV studio childish dreams and fantasising about the small screen and how to achieve the staying power used by the young stars.


  • Previously on PTV

    • In our Death Cafe encounter, we talked to Oreet Ashery about online death. Together with researchers of post-performance and queer TV, we reflected on how the world can be changed by a video camera, and whether television had anything in common with conceptual art. With the help of the Dream Adoption Society, we explored the virtual space of Locus Solus. Transformalor took us on a trip to a furniture shop, where he explained to us the principles of how the Repro-Techno-Tribe functions. In the last episode, the famous American choreographer Jeremy Wade became a female nurse, whose queer talk show devoted to caring policies turned out to promote a society of the future. Marta Ziółek evoked the mystical world of Pamela, an incarnation of the contemporary trickster. The final touch was the premiere of Wrixling, Michael Portnoy‘s experimental artistic therapy which he has been conducting with a group of performers. The Wrixlers claim that when life gets complicated, we get even more so.‘ Dominika Olszowy has managed to record all this and more in her PTV studio!

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