Rotten TV is a digital residency and broadcasting studio for artists and thinkers from Indonesia, Brazil and the UK, rethinking perceptions of life, death and ecosystem renewal. Led by artist Brazilian/Indonesian artist Daniel Lie, Jupiter Artland are partnering with acclaimed arts organisations Cemeti Institute for Art & Society in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, and Casa do Povo, Sao Paulo, Brazil, amplifying the voice of the Global South in the debate on Climate Justice.
Entitled Rotten TV, this programme of artist-residencies and broadcasts brings together a diversity of perspectives on ideas of ‘rotting’, understood as the first stage of eco-system renewal; a process whereby that which has been discarded becomes the energy-source for that which is yet to come. Taking the natural cycles of rotting and renewal, this year-long digital programme invites artist to consider ideas of lifecycles, asking what is useful to leave behind and how artistic practices can contribute to self-sustaining ecologies. With six episodes broadcast throughout 2020, Rotten TV culimates in a weekend-long broadcast to coincide with the COP26, the UN Climate Change Conference taking place in Glasgow, November 2021.