Official Office


October 1- December 31

E.S.P. TV 24 hour / 3 month Broadcast Residency

Starting October 1, 2014, E.S.P. TV presents, Twenty-Four Hour Technicolor Dream, a 24 hour commercial based station consisting of commissioned artists commericals, infomercials, broadcast interruptions, newscasts, and more. This project will run thru Dec 31.

About the Project:

S T O R E: official office
Recess: official office
Konstanet: official office
TBA: official office

July 1, 2014-July 1, 2015

On July 1, 2014, S T O R E launched official office on two shelves in Recess’s Soho office space. Simultaneously, Recess launched official office on two identical shelves in S T O R E’s Dresden office space. Over the course of the year, additional art spaces around the world were invited to join official office by installing the official shelves in their office space.
The project’s proliferation is documented on recessanalog.org, the site of Recess’s online residency program.

official office consists of two Ikea shelves. On the left shelf is a monitor with rotating video programming selected by invited official office participants. On the right shelf is a vase with a flower selected byofficial office participants and a clock set to local time. Videos of each official office programs will be uploaded to recessanalog.org. photographs of the official events will also be available on the Recess Analog website.

Given the enforcement of prescribed start times, the video streams will run mostly 24-hours a day, concurrently around the world, officially. This creates a bootleg broadcast experience, a simulacrum of the shared viewing event live TV offers. Like playing music for houseplants, playing videos in offices stimulates health and well-being.

In November 2014 official office welcomed a new participant, Konstanet a physical and online art space located in Tallinn, Estonia.

Video screenings and events will punctuate the course of official office. 

Contact info@recessactivities.org to purchase a set or for official office inquiries.

September 19
The Last Weekend
October 4
Modular Equinox