Auto Italia South East is an artist-run organisation that commissions and produces new work. Through collaboration with a growing group of artists, it provides a framework for developing alternative approaches to practice and exhibition formats that include opportunities for participation and discussion.
Auto Italia LIVE: Double Dip Concession is an artist-run Live TV show performed before a studio audience and broadcast over the internet. Working in collaboration with Auto Italia, artists developed new work for this one-off episode which engages directly with the format of live television.
This episode uses the techniques, characters and editing of live television to explore our interaction with the flow of images that invade our lives. Exploring the individual relationship that the audience has with broadcast, Auto Italia LIVE consider the possibility for a personal and autobiographical tone to be delivered within a context which alienates those present on the screen from accurate self-representation. The manufactured space created by the set is the backdrop for actions, statements and performances which are commonplace in live TV production but are rarely broadcast to the viewers.
This project is engaging directly in contemporary broadcast culture as a space for new work and how physical communities use the Internet to distribute ideas. 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.
Auto Italia South East is co-run by Kate Cooper, Amanda Dennis and Richard John Jones.
The complete series can be watched at autoitaliasoutheast.org
Above – Double Dip Concession
Paul Becker, Nathan Budzinski, Benedict Drew, Robert Carter, Andrew Kerton, Leslie Kulesh, Huw Lemmey, o F F Love, Francesco Pedraglio, Lorenzo Tebano, Jess Weisner
Episode 1 – Talking Objects in Space
Nathan Budzinski, Benedict Drew, Benedictions (Patricia Lennox-Boyd and Jamie Stevens featuring Jeremy Glogan, Steve Kado and Morag Keil)
Narrated by: Saul Reichlin
With an introduction performed by: Robert Carter, Tim Ivison, Andrew Kerton, Leslie Kulesh, Huw Lemmey, Michael Oswell, Julia Tcharfas, Lorenzo Tebano, Jess Wiesner and Charlie Woolley
Episode 2 – Cosmosis
Andrew Kerton Eddie Peake Francesco Pedraglio Heather Phillipson
Featuring: Sam Belinfante, Naomi Belshaw, Georgiana Cavendish, Sarah Mujinya, Lizzie Sells, Rosanna Ter-Berg, Roberta Vaz, Helena Webb, Matthew Newbigin, Jess Wiesner, Thais Wizenberg, Molly Wright
Episode 3 – C2C P2P
Rob Carter, Leslie Kulesh, Rachel Pimm, Lorenzo Tebano
Featuring: Blanch & Shock, Cédric Fargues, Aoife Flynn, Fleetwood Mac, Marina Gasolina, Haworth, The Haircut Before the Party, House of Drama, Stella McCartney, Peggy Noland, Open Barbers, Rikslyd and Julia Tcharfas.