17 March to 8 October 2021

Episodes of TRANSMISSIONS were broadcast monthly at 9pm on Wednesdays and 10am on Fridays. Episodes may contain mature content.

Access information: The main stream on the TRANSMISSIONS website was subtitled.

Watch live and find out more on the TRANSMISSIONS website, by clicking here.

In case of technical issues, there is a simultaneous backup stream on TRANSMISSIONS twitch channel, linked here.

TRANSMISSIONS returned for a third Season comprising six episodes.

Season 3 of TRANSMISSIONS ran as six monthly episodes between March and October screening Wednesdays at 9 pm BST and repeated on Fridays at 10 am BST on the TRANSMISSIONS website.

Each artist included in TRANSMISSIONS is paid a fee in return for their contribution. In some instances, artists have waived their fees in order to donate the money to a charity of their choice. With a sense of community, all the money used to pay artists in season 3 has been kindly donated by established art institutions and commercially stable artists.  

Episode 6 | 6 October | 9PM BST
REPLAY |  8 October | 10AM BST

'The Band and Friends'
Curated by Tosh Basco
'The things that emanate from the ones I love'

W/ Sophia Al-Maria / Tosh Basco / Patrick Belaga / Kelton Campos / Enantios Dromos / Josh Johnson / Asma Maroof / Fred Moten / Lorenzo Moten / Julian Moten / Matthew Stone / Wu Tsang

Episode 5 | 15 September | 9PM BST
REPLAY |  17 September | 10AM BST

W/ Noor Abed /  Noor Abuarafeh /  Yazan Khalili / Dina Mimi / Amani Yacoub 

This episode of Transmissions is curated by Yazan Khalili who lives and works in and out of Palestine. He is an architect, visual artist, educator, and cultural producer. He is co-founder of Radio Alhara.

Sometimes but especially during our current time, places and images have collided and became one. The image is the place, and the place is an image. The 5 videos by Palestinian artists included within Place? What Place? I don’t see a place here…  are asking, contemplating, and playing with this confusion between place and image. They inhabit one and run away from the other. They jump between what they are, videos on a screen, to claiming to be the only possible places where social and political events can occur. Are these images of places? Or are they places that exist only in images? Do these questions matter anymore?

Yazan Khalili lives and works in and out of Palestine. He is an architect, visual artist, educator, and cultural producer. He is co-founder of Radio Alhara. His works have been exhibited in several major solo and collective exhibitions, including at KW, Berlin (2020); MoCA-Toronto (2020); New Photography, MoMA (2018). Currently he is a Phd candidate at Amsterdam School of Cultural Analysis, University of Amsterdam, a guest artist resident at Rijksakademie, and the co-chair of photography discipline at the MFA program at Bard, NY.

Episode 4 | 16 June | 9PM BST
REPLAY |  18 June | 10AM BST

not/nowhere W / Jennifer Martin / Pratibha Parmar 
'No Prospects'

Are you still looking for love? Are you between the years 2000 and 2021? Are you ready for the algorithm to shape your desire? not/nowhere presents Pratibha Parmar’s Wavelengths (2000) alongside research by Jennifer Martin. 


not/nowhere (n/n) is an artists’ workers cooperative. Black and POC-led and East-London based, we provide training in skills and techniques for film, audio, performance and writing. Our mission is to ensure that local artists who use new media in their work can access film and media equipment, and acquire the training to use these machines creatively. We are committed to Black and POC artists exploring new possibilities for owning the means of production of our work and finding sustainability in our practice. not/nowhere’s additional focus is to provide infrastructural support for artists working in all mediums, and enfranchise people living or working in London to take pleasure in expressing themselves creatively.

Episode 3 | 26 MAY | 9PM BST
REPLAY | 28 May | 10AM BST

Shen Xin  W / You Mi  / Wang Tuo / Zairong Xiang

If the variety show exhibits symptoms of social conditionings, can its participants distance themselves from the symptoms? How can a nation-state be seen as land when settler/post/decolonial critique's applications are questionable? How do we speak about our own ethnicity when the doors behind us remain closed, and with walls around each of us? One participant's provocation, "Does China really exist?" is brought into a dialogical structure that asks, "Can fear be cute?" Discussions around ethnicity are pumped into our air hammers and ghostly encounters are channelled across lifetimes, painted in smoke and fire.

Shen Xin (b. 1990, Chengdu) creates moving image installations and performances that empower alternative histories, relations, and potentials between individuals and nation-states. They seek to create affirmative spaces of belonging that embrace polyphonic narratives and identities. Shen Xin’s most recent work, Brine Lake (A New Body), will have its world premiere in Minds Rising, Spirits Tuning, Gwangju Biennale (2021), and its North American premiere in their first US museum solo exhibition at Walker Art Center (2021). Shen Xin has been a visiting artist at numerous institutions including, Slade School of Fine Art, Goldsmiths University London, University of Connecticut, and Newcastle University. They received the BALTIC Artists’ Award (2017) and held the Rijksakademie residency in Amsterdam (2018-19). Shen Xin practice on Miní Sóta Makhóčhe, the land of the Dakhóta Oyáte, as well as in London, UK

Episode 2 |  28 APRIL | 9PM BST

“Not a gimmick, a punchline'

Low key, obsessed with reality TV, the multidisciplinary artist and musician Christelle Oyiri presents a specially commissioned episode for TRANSMISSIONS.

Christelle Oyiri (b. Nogent-sur-Marne, 1992) is a multidisciplinary artist based in Paris. She is a sound artist and DJ as well as a performer. Her work highlights forgotten mythologies, the subtle interstices between memory and alienation, DIY culture and technology. Her work has been exhibited at Lafayette Anticipations, France (2019); Frac Lorraine, France (2019); La Gaité Lyrique, France (2018); Espace Arlaud, Lausanne (2018); HEK, Basel (2019) Auto Italia South East, London (2019). 

Episode 1 | 17 March | 9PM GMT
REPLAY | 19 March | 10AM GMT
Group show, programmed by Anne Duffau, Hana Noorali, Tai Shani
W/ Ron Athey /  JJ Chan / Jamie Crewe / Valie Export / Ioanna Gerakidi / Will Harris /  Caspar Heinemann / Ayesha Tan Jones / Martha Rosler /  Julietta Singh / Peter Spanjer

"Our collective isolation highlights that all forms of community are now more important than ever, and it is vital that we find mechanisms to support each other through this precarious time.  In the landscape that we have found ourselves in, it is clear that many artists, writers and thinkers have had exhibitions, opportunities and subsequent fees cancelled for the foreseeable future. In response to this, we have established TRANSMISSIONS an online platform that commissions artists to share their work within a classic DIY TV show format."

TRANSMISSIONS was established and is programmed by Anne Duffau, Hana Noorali and Tai Shani. 

Season 3 is funded and supported by BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Chisenhale Gallery, Forma Arts and Media, Manchester International Festival, Netwerk Aalst, Somerset House Studios, South London Gallery & Wysing Arts Centre. 

Image: Adam Sinclair.

Production Director: Lori E Allen
Production Associate: Mika Lapid
Trailer: Adam Sinclair 
Music: Maxwell Sterling