In three different episodes, Melly TV opens up the learnings of the institutional name-change. With talk-shows, neighborhood guests, and commissioned art projects, Melly TV is presented in partnership with Open Rotterdam and developed with consulting partners Lilith Magazine and Brand New Guys. Available in this website, these television episodes were each themed and streamed/broadcast on a different day: Vulnerability (27 January), Joy (3 February), and Learning (10 February). They were programmed by Kunstinstituut Melly's Curator of Collective Learning, Jessy Koeiman, and its Research and Programs Manager, Vivian Ziherl.
27 January 2021
In Episode 1: Vulnerability, Melly TV features talk shows hosted by Hasna el Maroudi, with Kunstinistituut Melly's director Sofía Hernández Chong Cuy; Clara Balaguer and Cye Wong Loi Sing; Charl Landvreugd and Peggy Wijntuin; video work by Marianna Maruyama, as well as by Stijn Kemper and Yahaira Brito Morfeá featuring Rotterdammers; a segment with Aqueene Wilson, and another with Ali Hussain, Yagmur Karahan, and Pim de Winkel, conducted by Emmelie Mijs and Veronika Babayan.
3 February 2021
In Episode 2: Learning, Melly TV features talk shows hosted by Munganyende Hélène Christelle, with Vivian Ziherl and Rolando Vázquez Melken; Aqueene Wilson and Lakiescha Tol; another segment with Wilson, and one by Randy Morais aka Barber Bob; video work by Sharelly Emanuelson, as well as by Stijn Kemper and Yahaira Brito Morfe featuring a letter to Melly Shum written by Marike Vierstra.
10 February 2021
In Episode 3 - Joy, Melly TV features talk shows hosted by Simon(e) van Saarloos, with Kunstinsituut Melly’s deputy director Paul van Gennip and Jessy Koeiman; as well as with Leal van Heerwaarden and Non van Driel; another segment with Van Saarloos features Mieke Borm-Everaert, Lisa Hinderks, Jeanette Chedda, Sherry Jae Ebere, and Mira Thompson; also, a performance commissioned to Odair Pereira; a segment with Wilson; and, an interview with Melly Shum conducted by Kemper and Brito Morfe.