ESP TV Live Broadcast of Experimental Performance
Whitney Kimball Curatorial Fellowship
Friday, October 24th 2014
ESPTV with Erica Prince
ESPTV with Erica Prince


In October 2014, Kimball presented ESP TV. Since 2011, ESP TV has been broadcasting experimental performance and video to New Yorkers through Manhattan Neighborhood Network (MNN) public access television. Using arcane technologies like CRT warping effects, green screens, and lo-fi noise distortion, ESP TV presents a blaring contrast to TV’s high production value “Golden Age”. Recent performers/collaborators have included Phamakon, Colab, Martha Wilson, and the Joshua Light Show, and ESP TV lately shot four episodes at Iceland’s Reykjavik Festival and produced a live Spanish-language performance of Robert Ashley’s “Perfect Lives” for the Whitney Biennial.
ESP TV will live broadcast a range of experimental performances from the AUX Performance space including:

–Rachel Mason’s “The Lives of Hamilton Fish” Televisual Opera
–Mv Carbon
-Video Stage Sets by peter burr
-Dance Performance by No Face Performance Group
-ChromaKey Makeovers by Erica Prince
–Shirley Clarke’s “The Tee Pee Video Space Troupe: The First Years”
-Video by Andrew Jeffrey Wright & Rose Luardo

Artists Statement

E.S.P. TV is dedicated to promoting the performing and media based arts through direct collaboration with artists via live television production. The E.S.P. TV project acts as a live studio broadcast, expanded cinema, and a program on public access television. All events are taped live with a crew of cameramen, sound engineer, and video mixing team. Tapings are in front of an audience, using chroma key, signal manipulation and video mixing. The live mix is then edited for time and aired on Manhattan Neighborhood Network public television (MNN), every Tuesday night at 10PM. After airing, the episodes are posted online at for later viewing. Our mission is threefold: to expand on the idea of an artist collaboration, to preserve public broadcast as a relevant outlet for transmission based art, and to develop new video and performance works with local artists.

MV Carbon Video Documentation

Erica Prince Video Documentation