OTV | Open Television is a non-profit platform for intersectional television. We incubate, distribute, and exhibit artists that commercial television networks and art institutions do not develop consistently: artists who identify with multiple identities marginalized by the market and society. OTV experiments with alternative ways to develop, produce, and exhibit art and television. Our programs center artistic expression, intersectionality, Chicago and digital networking.
Open TV founder and head of development Aymar Jean Christian and head of marketing Elijah McKinnon chat about the conception of Open TV, claiming space and the future of artistic incubation in the digital age while making a fresh avocado salad and witchy libations.
An unfiltered look at the lives of 20-something "non-resident aliens” aka international post-grads Uduak and Rishita, and their failed attempts to culturally assimilate into everyday American life in Chicago, while they (legally) can.