Experimental Half-Hour is a bi-weekly television show of experimental music and performance art based in Portland, Oregon.
Half-Hour is a cable television show that showcases local and
international musicians, dancers, comedians, writers, and performance
artists. Our collaborators include established professional artists as
well as new performers that excite and inspire us. In addition to
broadcasting locally and maintaining a free Internet archive, we engage
with the community by curating live multimedia performances, screening
episodes at local festivals, and strongly encouraging public
participation at tapings. Experimental Half-Hour facilitates a
connection between artists and the often underestimated resources our
community provides to create, document, and share work with others.
Conceptual growth is stimulated by access to a broad range of new and
old technologies. A video might be shot in HD, then edited on an
analogue mixer. A visual artist might have the opportunity to play with a
green screen for the first time.
We’d like to expand our vision by collaborating with artistic communities abroad through: collaboration of projected live visuals, documenting performance pieces utilizing video effects, and producing episodes of our television show. We bring with us a set of unique homemade video effects and analog video synthesizers. We will record and edit new episodes as we travel. Each episode will be uniquely tailored to the individual artistic performances. In keeping with the eclectic nature of the show, the episodes will lend themselves to the vision and essence of the art over the rigidity of a set format or style.
Our goal is to encompass as many artistic communities through multiple produced thirty minute episodes to be aired in numerous cities in the United States. All money collected will pay for a portion of the travel costs.
Scheduled Stops Include:
- New York City
We will be working on this DVD while in Europe and try to get it finalized in August/September. This will be a pro-made DVD with color graphics and case.