Auto Italia LIVE: 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 Wiesner
9th June 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 developed new work for this one-off episode, engaging directly with the format of live television. This episode was commissioned by the ICA as part of the exhibition Remote Control, and was broadcast live from the ICA Theatre on June 9th 2012.

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, we 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.

Live screenings of Auto Italia LIVE were also hosted at Outpost Gallery, Norwich, Palais De Tokyo, Paris, The Public School, LA and Transmission Gallery, Glasgow.


Auto Italia LIVE: Double Dip Concession is produced in collaboration with: Nikki Bevan, Giorgio Bosisio, Anna Brecon, Roderick Burrows, Nat Cary, Cristen Clague-Reading, Luke Collins, Theo Cook, Mette Juhl, Fran Hitchcock, Julia Innocenti, McDeath, Tim McFarland, Kate Molins, Celia Moodie, George Moustakas, Elly Nakajima, Francesca Pinna, Marta Poznanski (PANOPTICUM London), Radiance Audio, Sonia Rodriguez Serrano, Rebecca Root, Bernard Thompson

With special thanks to: Lauren Barnes, Marleen Boschen, Paul Crompton, Aoife Flynn, Cameron Foote, Tom Howse, Darius Lambert, Henry Petrides, Laurence Price, Matt Welch

This project was made possible through the support of Institute of Contemporary Arts, Arts Council England, and Jotta.