Franklin Furnace Fund Recipients 2015-16

(Brooklyn, NY)Victoria Keddie and Scott Kiernan

Project Description

This project utilizes a mobile broadcast ENG news van to explore the artist dialogue with broadcast transmission, analog and digital media, and televisual liveness. The van becomes our mobile "base" to develop our practice and to bring artists into, as well as to broadcast out from. We look to further investigate the process of production as performance, and to explore ideas of transmission and simulated space as central components in a more intimate artist-to-artist collaboration.


Victoria Keddie works in varying media involving audio/visual signal generation, magnetic field recording, and broadcast. She is Co-director of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic, live TV studio that hybridizes technologies to realize synthetic environments for performance. She has performed and exhibited at numerous venues and festivals throughout the US, such as the New Museum, the Museum of Arts and Design, The Kitchen, Museum of Moving Image, Issue Project Room, and Yerba Buena Center for the Arts. Her work has also been featured internationally in Dublin, Reykjavik, Berlin, London and Naples. She received her MA from New York University with a focus on the preservation of time-based media.

Scott Kiernan is an artist living and working in New York City. He was founder and director of Louis V E.S.P., an artist-run gallery and performance space in Williamsburg, Brooklyn (2010-2012) and currently of E.S.P. TV, a nomadic curatorial platform for performance/video that works with artists to develop new projects for broadcast media via a live taping for television. He has exhibited work internationally in venues such as New Museum, Museum of Arts and Design, Storefront for Art and Architecture, Whitney Museum of American Art, Harvard Art Museums, P.S.122, Mixed Greens, Ballroom Marfa, Southern Exposure, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, and the Center for International Contemporary Art in Rome. He received his MFA from the San Francisco Art Institute in 2007.

Directed by Scott Kiernan and Victoria Keddie, E.S.P. TV utilizes a mobile television studio to explore transmission, analog and digital media, and broadcast. Through an ongoing series of live television taping events, the control room becomes a vehicle for performance. A continued drive to strengthen a network of artist collaborations has amassed in an extensive digital and physical archive detailing these unique explorations of performance, sound, and vision.