The Cable Project enabled media artists to expose themselves to a variety of televisual material with hope that it would benefit their practice. I gave away Rogers cable television subscriptions to eight Toronto media artists over the winter of 2004—2005.
I saw regular television as a media library that media artists should have access to, and since cable tv was regarded as either an expensive luxury or derided as too common, the idea was to make it easy and free.
The following artists were chosen:
with thanks to
Rogers Cable • The Ontario Arts Council
I struck a ‘cable committee’ to help me decide which artists should receive cable television. This committee consisted of:
Louis Marrone conducted interviews with four of the artists and myself, in November and December 2004.