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As lockdown continues and artists and creatives find their financial futures even more precarious than usual, the announcement of paid commissions and projects are a godsend, and new work on display is a welcome diversion for us mere mortals whose cultural passions have been stifled.

Transmissions is one such project which ticks both boxes. The online platform has been set up and funded by Gateshead’s BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art among others, and is providing commissions to artists to share their work within a DIY TV show format. Running every Thursday (kicking off on 23rd April, and repeated every Friday) via live streaming platform Twitch, a vast array of artistic practices will be on display.

Artists involved include Sophie Jung, who works across text, sculpture and performance; Paris-based visual artist and poet Tarek Lakhrissi; Korean-American artist, writer and musician Johanna Hedva ponders the astrology charts of Tom Cruise and L. Ron Hubbard, among other things, alongside director Matthew Miller; musician Mykki Blanco hosts an hour of music and poetry readings; while poet CAConrad invites selected poets to read alongside them.

Transmissions is screened via Twitch every Thursday, and repeated every Friday, from 23rd April-29th May

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