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Auto Italia LIVE, 2011 Image © Ollie Harrop. Courtesy of Auto Italia South East

Auto Italia LIVE

9 Jun 2012

Auto Italia South East presents Auto Italia LIVE: Double Dip Concession, an artist-run Live TV show performed before a studio audience and broadcast over the internet. Working in collaboration with Auto Italia, artists are developing new work for this one-off episode which engages directly with the format of live television. This new episode is commissioned by the ICA as part of Remote Control and was broadcast live from the ICA Theatre and Auto Italia South East.

Auto Italia LIVE: Double Dip Concession will take the audience through several scenes considering what the phrase ‘unwatchable TV’ might mean today, how objects and movements take on a new dimension in the televisual space and how magic and trickery can be exploited through framing and live editing. The title of this episode reflects the concerns for compromise and cooperation in the production of new collaborative work. However, throughout the episode this idea will be developed and culminate in a realisation expressed by the admission that “I’m sharper, more in focus”.

This project engages directly with contemporary broadcast culture as a space for new work and considers/challenges how physical communities use the Internet to distribute ideas. Reflecting on the opportunities this creates for artists, the episode will use the formal techniques of Live TV – its camera moves, soundtrack, catch phrases and live-editing – in order to create a new space and to raise questions as to what it means to be making Live TV now. It aims to be a proposal for how artists can produce live broadcast work in collaboration and act as a unique place for artists to create their collective context and distribute their work.

Featuring: Paul Becker, Theo Cook, Benedict Drew, Robert Carter, Andrew Kerton, Leslie Kulesh, Huw Lemmey, o F F Love, George Moustakas, Francesco Pedraglio, Lorenzo Tebano.

Episode conceived and directed by: Nathan Budzinski, Kate Cooper, Marianne Forrest, Richard John Jones, Jess Wiesner.

Cast: Anna Brecon, Roderick Burrows, Nat Cary, Tim McFarland, Julia Innocenti, Rebecca Root.

Crew: Nikki Bevan, Giorgio Bosisio, Cristen Clague Reading, Luke Collins, Mette Juhl, Fran Hitchcock, McDeath, Kate Molins, Celia Moodie, Elly Nakajima, Francesca Pinna, Radiance Audio, Sonia Rodriguez Serrano, Bernard Thompson.

With special thanks to: Lauren Barnes, Marleen Boschen, Paul Crompton, Aoife Flynn, Henry Petrides, Laurence Price, Matt Welc.

As part of Remote Control, Auto Italia South East are presenting previous broadcasts from Auto Italia LIVE in the Fox Reading Room.

Live screenings will also be hosted by the Palais De Tokyo, Paris, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow, Outpost, Norwich and at FACT, Liverpool.

Auto Italia South East is an artist-run organisation that commissions and produces new work, co-run by Kate Cooper, Amanda Dennis and Richard John Jones.

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