LPV TV – Episode 1

Episode 1 “Politricks”

Sunday March 19 11pm MNN Channel 56. Politricks FEATURING: Tim Doody Ingo Geisendammer (AKA Grrrr) Jackie Kaye Serhat Koksal Jill London Ethan Shoshan Fire Station 28 Ladder 11 DanceTube Queerfist and Mayor Michael Bloomberg This segment focuses on effects of world events outside of the garden gates – whether locally, nationally or internationally. From the perspective of the gardeners birds eye view of the destruction of the World Trade Towers on September 11th 2001, the episode forays to public reactions to the 2004 Republican National Convention in New York City, anti-war rallies throughout the city, Critical Mass bike rides and anarchist queer youth demonstrations at Den Hague in Holland. Social being is reflected by the art, music, media, words & the flowering life inside the garden and beyond. SEE THE PREVIEW AND LEAVE A COMMENT! PROGRAM DESCRIPTION: A non linear trip spanning 2001 – 2005 from Petit Versailles’ Lower East Side location to Amsterdam Holland. The program begins in 2001 when Flowering Dogwood Trees are planted in the garden, dedicated to the lost rescue wokers from the neighboring firehouse on Second Street. We flashback to the events of the previous year viewing the fall of the Trade Towers. Swept into the streets below the rooftop vantage of the gardener’s, the shock of immediacy becomes an international trauma as responses to ensuing war and the 2004 RNC in NYC pervade parks and gardens across the city. Back at LPV the outcry is expressed in multi media projections by Serhat Koksal, a media artist from Istanbul. The episode concludes with a rendition of John Lennon’s “Give Peace A Chance” by old school borscht belt entertainer Jackie Kaye.

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