16th October – 13th November
Broadcast LIVE every Saturday at 5pm
Auto Italia and Lucky PDF present From LuckyPDF TV, this is Auto Italia LIVE – a series of five weekly one hour transmissions broadcasting live on the internet from Auto Italia, Peckham.
Launching 9th October, with the first broadcast taking place on Saturday 16th, the artists’ project space will be transformed into a functioning independent TV studio. Showcasing new work from both established and emerging artists the weekly episodes present projects engaging with the traditions and contemporary forms of broadcast media. The programme will look at artists’ relationships to mainstream media and cultural programming, as well as the historic role of artists accessing and exploiting the format of TV as a platform to present work, projects and themselves.
The project is a continuation of the two organisations’ ongoing collaboration, celebrating artists who produce projects independently, creating their own audience and context within a larger network of media and culture.
Each episode will be produced in front of a studio audience and streamed live over the internet. The gap between the audience in the space and those watching at home, combined with the tension between television’s analogue heritage and digital supersession will be key to how each show comes together. The series will also develop an ecology of independent artists and artist run spaces documenting the way in which artists are finding new ways for themselves and their work to exist within the current cultural conditions.
Departing from the focus on video art, its commercialisation and theoretical reinvention as the black box within the white cube, the series will place its emphasis on the greater relevance and cultural impact of artists dealing with expanded modes of production and distribution. Produced with artists who are working in a contemporary networked and international context this project will define a specific place and moment while presenting multiple approaches to the presentation of information and the politics inherent in broadcast and televisual representation.