AMBIENT TELEVISION No.2 – 20/07/2022


Ambient Television No.2


Ambient Television is a series of artist video screenings organised by Theo Macdonald and The Audio Foundation. The project stems from a desire to see broader opportunities for video artists to exhibit and an awareness that not all video practices are suited to the (currently) dominant looping installation model.

Each screening presents four to ten short video pieces for a seated audience. For the first screening, specific artists were approached and invited to show recent work. For the July, September, and December screenings, work by invited artists will be interspersed with pieces sourced through a rolling submission process, details of which are included below.

The second screening contains contributions by Samantha Cheng, Eddie Clemens, Kaitlin Dedman, JJ Harper, Jerry Ramirez, Tom Shackleton, and Indira Neville. These videos explore how mass culture mediates history, memory, and politics through colourful performance, collage, and essay.


Wednesday 20 July @ Audio Foundation
Doors open 6pm, screening begins at 6.15pm sharp

NB: This programme contains references to suicide which some may find distressing.


Submission Guidelines

Submissions are accepted on a rolling basis. To submit, please email a YouTube or Vimeo link to tfm114 (at) gmail (dot) com, accompanied by a three-sentence description of the work and a three-sentence artist biography. Please note that submitted works longer than twelve minutes will be automatically disqualified. Preference will be given to artists residing in or connected to Aotearoa. The authors of screened works will be provided with a small honorarium as thanks.