9/27/2006

56kTV - bastard channel /link itt/


56kTV - bastard channel is a co-production of xcult.org and the Swiss Art Foundation Pro Helvetia, with participating artists and authors from Germany, France, Japan, Mexico, South Corea, Switzerland and USA. bastard channel is a cross between a television and a web project, a platform in the Internet that tells the story of itself as a television channel.
The project employs the techniques and forms of the WWW, but is oriented to suit the formats of TV-channels: news, quiz, documentary soaps, action movies etc. The project also takes on the form of daily and weekly programs from the real TV-channels. Individual contributions of our project will be available in the Web only at definite times. If one wants to see more, then one will have to consult the program schedule of our TV-program. Our project will suspend the unrestricted availability of the net and the quick consumability of its contents. A text feature from international authors will accompany the TV-project and the individual art-contributions in the form of an online program-magazine. The texts will serve the purpose of theoretical reflection and project dissemination.