Coming to The Capital Fringe Festival: ‘The Post Reality Show: ‘TALK MEDIA!’ by Randall Packer

The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA!
Hosted by Randall Packer

The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! broadcasts live from multimedia artist Randall Packer’s underground studio bunker in Washington, DC. This is the first live, netcasted show (ever!) from the Capital Fringe Festival.

The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! promises to push 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. The show is a unique collage/remix of video art, electronic music and a provocative lineup of guest artists and savvy media types discussing the hidden mechanisms of media culture. The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! will dissect the heretofore indefinable nature of the post reality, while exposing it to anyone and everyone.

The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! will air in high definition via Livestream. Login and follow the show: it’s free, interactive, and available from any computer or smart phone in the world!

Schedule and show topics:

Tuesday, July 17, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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.

Wednesday July 18, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Fly in the face of power and place yourself squarely in the “I” of the storm. When you are peering over the brink, where else is there to go? Guests: Mina Cheon, Yauger Williams, and Hasan Elahi.

Thursday July 19, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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, and Kathryn Cornelius.

Friday July 20, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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 and John Anderson.

Tuesday July 24, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Crash and burn in feverish disinformation. The critique of the media should allow for its intoxicating embrace. Guests: Craig Saper, Rex Weil, and Max Kazemzadeh.

Wednesday July 25, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Life in America is a spectator sport. No script, no beginning, no end. You are the narrative. Guests: Helen Thorington, Lisa Moren, and Jonah Brucker-Cohen.

Thursday July 26, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Induce an alchemical transformation of the senses, an act of falsification, between the danger of knowledge and the promise of power. Guests: Tom Leeser, Ramon Sender, and Marisa Olson.

Friday July 27, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
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 & Victoria F. Gaitán, and Philippa Hughes.

Saturday July 28, 2012, 10:00 pm – 11:00 pm
Special added closing show: Every day in the post reality is a new day! A fabricated reality based on the strategic design of forgetfulness. Very secret surprise guest.

Randall Packer, Your Post Host

Randall Packer, The Post Host
Since the 1980s, multimedia artist and composer Randall Packer has pioneered the integration of interactive media and live performance. He has received international acclaim for his media and politically infused works, and has performed and exhibited at museums, theaters, and festivals throughout the world. In 2001, Packer created the US Department of Art & Technology as a virtual government agency, becoming its first Secretary. More recently, he received a commission from the 2010 ZER01/SJ Biennial to stage his performance work, A Season in Hell at San Jose Stage Theater. He is currently debuting The Post Reality Show: TALK MEDIA! as part of the 7th Annual Capital Fringe Festival. Packer lives and works in his underground studio bunker at an undisclosed location in Washington, DC.



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