The first edition of The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! was presented by the 7th Annual Capital Fringe Festival, the first ever netcasted, online performance at the Fringe (how fringe can you get?). The show aired via Livestream July 17-20 & 24-28, 2012.
The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! pushed the limits of late night talk into the realm of the surreal, the disturbing, the bizarre, and the telematic: a non-stop-situational-electronic-talk show with multimedia, electronic music and a provocative lineup of guest artists discussing the hidden mechanisms of contemporary media culture. The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! dissected the heretofore indefinable nature of the post reality, while exposing it to anyone and everyone. The revolution will be net broadcasted.
The following are excerpted interviews from The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA!
Tuesday July 17, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
For the debut show, we return to the desert: a place of dislocation, magic, survival, madness, radiation, and sub-sea-level euphoria. Guests: Charles Lane, Eve Andree Laramee, Orf.
Interview with Charles Lane (excerpt)
Interview with Eve Andree Laramee (excerpt)
Interview with Orf (excerpt)
Wednesday July 18, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
Fly in the face of power and place yourself squarely in the “I” of the storm. When you find yourself peering over the brink, where else is there to go? Guests: Mina Cheon, Yauger Williams, Hasan Elahi.
Interview with Mina Cheon: (excerpt)
Interview with Yauger Williams: (excerpt)
Interview with Hasan Elahi: (excerpt)
Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
Performance is truer than reality. Make your own reality. Rupture reality. Intent is everything. In the post reality, that’s all you need. Guests: Ken Jordan, Melissa Ichiuji, Kathryn Cornelius.
Interview with Ken Jordan: (excerpt)
Interview with Kathryn Cornelius: (excerpt)
Interview with Melissa Ichiuji: (excerpt)
Friday July 20, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
Inhabit Facebook, surrounded by a cast of a thousand friends, an archive of everyone you have ever known! No one and nothing will be left out. Jeff Gates, Philippa Hughes, John Anderson.
Interview with Jeff Gates: (excerpt)
Interview with Philippa Hughes (excerpt)
Interview with John Anderson: (excerpt)
Wednesday July 25, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
Crash and burn in feverish disinformation. The critique of the media should allow for its intoxicating embrace. Guests: Craig Saper, Rex Weil, Max Kazemzadeh.
Interview with Craig Saper: (excerpt)
Interview with Max Kazemzadeh: (excerpt)
Interview with Rex Weil: (excerpt)
Thursday July 26, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
Let’s induce an alchemical transformation of the senses. You see, alchemy is an act of falsification, somewhere between the danger of knowledge and the promise of power. Guests: Tom Leeser, Ramon Sender, Marisa Olson.
Interview with Tom Leeser: (excerpt)
Interview with Ramon Sender: (excerpt)
Interview with Marisa Olson: (excerpt)
Friday July 27, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
In the glow and glam of the spectacle, break down the elements of seduction, one at a time, an endless stream of manipulation and desire. Guests: Alberto Gaitán, Victoria F. Gaitán, Philippa Hughes.
Interview with Alberto Gaitán: (excerpt)
Interview with Victoria F. Gaitán: (excerpt)
Interview with Philippa Hughes: (excerpt)
Saturday July 28, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm EDT
Life in America is a spectator sport. You are the movie. No script, no beginning, no end. Become the narrative that is happening all around you. Guests: Helen Thorington, Lisa Moren, Jonah Brucker-Cohen.
Interview with Helen Thorington: (excerpt)
Interview with Lisa Moren: (excerpt)
Interview with Jonah Brucker-Cohen: (excerpt)
The Post Reality Show Host:
Randall Packer (Washington, DC) – composer and multimedia artist, Zakros InterArts
The Post Reality Show Guests:
John Anderson (Washington, DC) – interdisciplinary artist, Prince George Community College, Website
Jonah Brucker-Cohen (Brooklyn, NY – new media artist, Parsons School of Design, Website
Mina Cheon (Baltimore, MD / Seoul, Korea) – new media artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Website
Kathryn Cornelius (Washington, DC) – performance artist, Corcoran College of Art & Design, Website
Elahi Hasan (College Park, MD) – interdisciplinary media artist, University of Maryland, Website
Alberto Gaitán (Washington, DC) – artist-programmer, SoftObjects Inc., Website
Victoria F. Gaitán (Washington, DC) – artist and photographer, Conner Contemporary, Website
Jeff Gates (Wheaten, MD) – new media artist and photographer, Smithsonian American Art, Website
Philippa Hughes (Washington, DC) – art evangelist, Pinkline Projects, Website
Melissa Ichiuji (Alexandria, VA) – performance artist and sculpture, Irvine Contemporary, Website
Ken Jordan (Brooklyn, NY) – web pioneer and editor, Reality Sandwich
Max Kazemzadeh (Washington, DC) new media artist, Gallaudet University, Website
Charles Lane (Los Angeles, CA) tenor and performance artist, Los Angeles Opera, Zakros InterArts
Eve Andree Laramee (Brooklyn, NY) sculpture and installation artist, Maryland Institute College of Art, Website
Tom Leeser (Los Angeles, CA) filmmaker and new media artist, California Institute of the Arts, Center for Integrated Media
Lisa Moren (Baltimore, MD) interdisciplinary artist, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Website
Marisa Olson (New York, NY) performance and new media artist, SUNY Purchase, Website
Craig Saper (Catonsville, MD) writer and media theorist, University of Maryland Baltimore County, Website
Ramon Sender (San Francisco, CA) composer and writer, Website
Helen Thorington (Boston, MA) writer and producer, New American Radio & Turbulence.org, Website
Rex Weil (Washington, DC) artist and writer, University of Maryland, Website
Yauger Williams (College Station, TX) interdisciplinary artist, Facebook