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Henriette Heise and Jakob Jakobsen will tell about tv-tv and their involvement in producing tv.

tv-tv is an artist-run tv-station, broadcasting 6 hours every week on the community channel in Copenhagen. tv-tv is a network of groups producing tv for the station.

FreeUtv is a production group in the tv-tv network. FreeUtv is a practical investigation into and experimentation with television as a public sphere. FreeUtv is part of the Copenhagen Free University.

FreeUtv produces various programmes and Jakob and Henriette will show some examples. They will introduce for instance one full programme they have made called Hamburg Town. Recorded during a stay in Hamburg in April 2004, it shows five year old Solvej and her parents exploring playgrounds and other fantastic places in Hamburg. It is a programme about learning to see through a camera and to overcome your fear. (English subtitles, 25 min)

tv-tv manifesto

tv-tv is everyone's television. Today it has become easy to produce tv. Technical innovation has it made possible to produce television with your own equipment. We will use and misuse all possible tools to make tv. tv-tv is broadcast quality on our terms: everyone can make tv.

tv-tv is self-organized tv, neither the state's apparatus nor the market's tv. tv-tv is a network of independent producers who all are longing to make tv. tv-tv wants to break the traditional monopoly of the means of production and the right to broadcast.

tv-tv is publicness. We see tv as an active part of the public sphere in which society is mediated. tv-tv is an effort to produce another public sphere.

tv-tv is investigating tv. we want to experiment with tv, make time for an investigation of tv's possibilities and break with the rhythms offered by most tv channels. We will refuse ratings based generalizations of what people want, and rather investigate tv as a setting for communication. We want to break the monotony that characterizes tv today.

tv-tv is tv of the everyday. With tv-tv we will create a public based on everyday experience in Copenhagen and around the world. tv-tv will be a station with a short distance between being on the street and being on the air. We shall attempt a direct and diverse mode of address, taking its point of view in the passions we encounter and the abilities we establish.

tv-tv is critical tv. We do not aim to reflect society, and we will try to abolish the viewer as a passive