Public X Access

ExTV presents: Public X Access, is a one-hour, streamed public access variety show featuring the work, thoughts, lessons and words of SAIC’s black community. Through this event, ExTV would like to use its virtual platform to showcase public submissions/proposals from the community including video/film work, performances, readings. This program is intended to showcase creative work with the spirit and community based power of public access television in mind.  

Broadcasted on Twitch, Public X Access will speak to the legacy of the public access broadcasting tradition that seeks to provide community based, run, and programmed television stations in the face of network television, privately owned stations. Historically, public access has been an avenue for broadcasting community grassroots activism, experimentations in film and video, and simply just a space for a given public to use the televisual medium as an accessible communication tool. And while the development of public access in the last several decades has been fraught due to the domination of privatized television stations and networks, what is now a shrinking part of the broadcasting world is taking new forms and encountering new challenges with increased digitization and a shift towards the internet and social media as public communication platforms.

Here is the program information:

FIRE STYLE PART I   

B’rael Thunder 

13:20   

2021

DANCE & MUSIC CYPHER AT 21C Museum collaboration with the Chicago Dance Makers forum. 

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Emily Martin   

 3:21

2021

I started listening to Nina Simone in college.

FICTITIOUS PROGRESSION

Anthony Sims

5:00       

2020   

Fictitious Progression is a movement piece that highlights the repetitive nature of a colonized western body, and journey of decolonizing oneself, and the notion of performance. The piece not only reveals issues within a systematic society but exposes learned behaviors within one’s own relation and artistry. 

Black man   

Maya Philip

00:40     

2020   

A study using stop-motion puppet (non narrative).

I am them, they are me

Ellington Bramwell

2:06

2020

This body of work began with witnessing the vast apathy concerning recent social unrest and the normalcy of violence on Black people. Yes, some issues are black and white while some are more complex but recognizing the fullness of Black people’s breath should not be of constant debate. 

Behind the obsessive debates are very real lives that were taken. These earthbound souls long for answers and justice that were stripped. I offer myself to these souls as a vessel for exit and visualizer of sorrow. The distressing poses I hold temporarily are a mere fraction of the total loss, and yet, I feel the weight of their anger, pain, confusion and yearning. 

A.R.I.M.

Garfield Antoine

8:40

2021

A study of movement through videography.

FIRE STYLE PART II

B’rael Thunder

25:40? 

2021

DANCE & MUSIC CYPHER AT 21C Museum collaboration with the Chicago Dance Makers forum.