Amid the current technological and social changes, does television hold the kind of relevance it once did? To coincide with the UK digital switch over, the Finnish Institute in London is pleased to present a new publication about community, media and art. TV LIKE US brings together artists, researchers and technologists working with community TV in Finland, Britain and Ireland.
The texts show that the thing called ‘television’ still holds a potent grip on our collective imaginations and that community TV is fast becoming a key player in the changing broadcasting landscape. Community television builds citizenship, tells stories and gives people a voice through DIY participation. From artist TV to open media platforms, TV LIKE US presents cases, methods and ideas behind this lively, local TV culture.
The first launch, to be held as part of Camp Pixelache in Helsinki, focuses on artist TV. There will be a discussion moderated by the editor of the book, Hanna Harris, the programme director of art and culture at the Finnish Institute in London. Taking part in the discussion will be the artist duo Somewhere (Karen Guthrie and Nina Pope), curator Sarah Cook, director of the new media centre m-cult Minna Tarkka, and artists and gallerists Arttu Merimaa and Miina Hujala.
TV LIKE US is a part of Reaktio, the Finnish Institute's new publication series. The books in the series focus on critical contemporary issues, they pose questions and offer commentary. The books encourage debate and provoke action; they are books to think with and books to act on.
TV LIKE US – book launch and discussion on artist and community TV in Finland and in Britain
TIME: Saturday 12 May 3.30–4.30 pm (as a part of Pixelache Festival)
ADDRESS: Arbis, Dagmarinkatu 3
SPACE: Seminaarihuone, Ground Floor