Season 1: 23 April to 29 May

Join us on online for the first season of TRANSMISSIONS, a new online platform established by Anne Duffau, Hana Noorali and Tai Shani. TRANSMISSIONS will be broadcast weekly via Twitch, on Thursdays at 9pm and Fridays at 9am. Each broadcast will last approx. 1 hour and 30 minutes.

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 this extraordinary landscape that we have found ourselves in, it is clear that many artists, writers and thinkers are having exhibitions, opportunities and subsequent fees cancelled for the foreseeable future. In response to this, Anne Duffau, Hana Noorali and Tai Shani have established a new project called TRANSMISSIONS. This is an online platform which will commission artists to share their work within a classic DIY TV show format. 

Content warning: some broadcasts contain adult themes and content 

Episode 1 
23 April, 9PM GMT  
(REPLAY, 24 April, 9AM GMT)  

w/ Nathalie Djurberg & Hans Berg / Bruce Bickford / CAConrad / Salvador Dali / Brice Dellsperger / Tessa Hughes-Freeland / Juliet Jacques / Sam Keogh / Jiji Kim / Quinn Latimer / Mark Leckey / Kalup Linzy / Sade Mica / Laure Prouvost / Christopher Soto / Patrick Staff / The Cockettes / TV party / Unarius Academy of Science / Su Hui- Yu /// Curated by Anne Duffau, Hana Noorali & Tai Shani

Episode 2: w/ Sophie Jung  
30 April, 9PM GMT 
(REPLAY, 1 May, 9AM GMT) 

Sophie Jung, Leadeyes and Gentlament, 
please put your ands together and and and
, 2020 

 Not Not Hot (Annie Goodchild and Legion Seven) / Alexa Barrett / Carl Gent / Rebecca Lennon / Oisin Byrne / Alice Theobald / Dana Michel / Lindsay Seers / The Nicholas Brothers / Benedict Drew / Basil Brush / Jesse Darling with Isa Toledo / Perple Celotape / Tommy Cooper / Sarah Duffy / Inspector Columbo / Jenny Moore with F*Choir / Andy Kaufman / The Socialist Magician... and your hosts Sophie and the Monkey Cat.  

Episode 3: w/ Tarek Lakhrissi – Your world is already ending  
7 May, 9PM GMT (duration 45 mins)
(REPLAY, 8 May, 9AM GMT) 

Tarek Lakhrissi is a visual artist and a poet based in Paris. His works have been exhibited in Auto Italia South East (London, UK), Hayward Gallery (London, UK), Museum of Contemporary Art (Sydney, AU), Palais de Tokyo (Paris, France), Grand Palais - FIAC (Paris, FR), Lafayette Anticipations (Paris, FR), CRAC Alsace (Altkirch, FR), Artexte (Montreal, CA), Šiuolaikinio meno centras/CAC (Vilnius, LT), Espace Arlaud (Lausanne, CH), among others. He is a featured artist in the 22nd Biennale of Sydney NIRIN (2020).

Episode 4: w/ Johanna Hedva – Tom Cruise Studies with expert guests Vivian Ia and Matthew Miller 
14 May, 9PM GMT 
(REPLAY, 15 May, 9AM GMT) 

Tom Cruise Studies is a meander of curiosity. There is no driving inquiry other than the question, "What's, like, up with Tom Cruise?" Hedva considers the various roles Cruise has played onscreen and in public, from religious zealot, to cocky upstart, to a man oppressed by his own masculinity, to couch-jumping love-nut, to an exiled actor who clawed his way back into Hollywood via a maniacal obsession with doing death-certain stunts. Joined by two expert guests, Hedva and Vivian Ia will consider the astrology charts of Cruise and L. Ron Hubbard, while Matthew Miller will share his theory that the Mission Impossible franchise is Cruise's vehicle for making public apologies to his ex-wife, Katie Holmes.

Episode 5: w/ STRAWBERRY JAM:  A LITERARY HOUR with Mykki Blanco 
21 May, 9PM GMT 
(REPLAY,  22 May, 9AM GMT)  

Join musician Mykki Blanco for an hour of music and poetry readings. Spoken word, lyrical breakdowns, a presentation on two 20th century American literary figures Bob Kaufman & Mina Loy as well as a first time listen to new unreleased musical project.

Episode 6: w/ CAConrad with invited poets 
28 May, 9PM GMT 
(REPLAY, 29 May, 9AM GMT) 

CAConrad's latest book JUPITER ALIGNMENT: (Soma)tic Poetry Rituals, is forthcoming from Ignota Books in 2020. The author of 9 books of poetry and essays, While Standing in Line for Death (Wave Books), won the 2018 Lambda Book Award. They also received a 2019 Creative Capital grant as well as a Pew Fellowship, the Believer Magazine Book Award, and the Gil Ott Book Award. They regularly teach at Columbia University in New York City, and Sandberg Art Institute in Amsterdam. Please view their books, essays, recordings, and the documentary The Book of Conrad (Delinquent Films) online at http://bit.ly/88CAConrad


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

Each artist included in TRANSMISSIONS will be paid a fee in return for their contribution. With a sense of community, all the money used to pay artists in season 1 has been kindly donated by established UK art institutions and commercially stable artists.

Season 1 is funded and supported by, ArtQuest+DACS, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Oscar Murillo Studio Somerset House Studios and Wysing Arts Centre. 


A subtitled version of TRANSMISSIONS was live streamed on Twitch.

If you have questions about access needs, please email Wysing’s Head of Operations, Ceri Littlechild, on ceri.littlechild@wysingartscentre.org.