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.
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. Episodes one to three are conceived by Kunstinstituut Melly's Curator of Collective Learning, Jessy Koeiman, and its Research and Programs Manager, Vivian Ziherl.