Propeller Fund Studios Presents: ACRE TV 'The Set Speaks'

February 8 – March 31, 2016


Propeller Fund Studios Presents:
ACRE TV 'The Set Speaks'

'The Set Speaks' is a two-month continuous live stream featuring seven artist-groups who will produce week-long performances from a 641 square foot studio at Mana Contemporary Chicago. Provided with 24/7 access, four cameras, a video switcher, a computer and a connection to the internet, each group will create their own 168-hour live, durational work. Borrowing from the ubiquitous forms of nature cams and security feeds, the live broadcasts will be equal parts moving image works and portraits of the artists at play, rest, rehearsal, and performance. Taking shape and enduring alongside the viewers' real-times, the interests and subjectivities embedded in the works will amount to seven takes on simultaneity. Stop-by, call-in, and watch: 'YYYYMMDD', '#NewGlobalMatriarchy', '2 Queens in a Kitchen', soap operas, still LIVEs, and more.

"The problem is to make space speak, to feed and furnish it; like mines laid in a wall of rock which all of a sudden turns into geysers and bouquets of stone"
– Antonin Artaud, The Theater of Cruelty (First Manifesto)

Image: Blair Bogin, 'YYYYMMDD', 2016. Courtesy of the artist.