Meet NH Performance Artist Angie Tv
In a large storage unit in Newington, a bug-eyed ukulele, a bloody arm, and characters named Tragic George and Juniper lie dormant in the wings, awaiting their cues as videos stream live on Twitter to archive on YouTube. Meet Angie Tv, a relentlessly committed performance artist and conceptual comedian. Her productions tiptoe around conventional reality, then wander off to somewhere else. She also does a spot-on imitation of a rubber chicken. To experience something unique, duct tape some old rabbit ears to your internet machine and tune in to Angie Tv. Let her entertain you.
- I’ve never really talked about what I do, and why and who I am. This is going to be very therapeutic for me. Thank you.
- It started as an actual variety show with me as the host inside a cardboard TV. I’d talk and sing songs with my ukulele. I made one season. But there wasn’t any dancing.
- I consider myself 100% performance artist. I do not make money from it. I’ve spent far too much money on it.
- For five years, I have built and rebuilt sets, bought costumes, wigs, lights, and now even paying for the space to create it. It’s a full-time job.
- At one point I was dancing and performing for 10 hours a night, three, four days a week. People don’t understand the time and effort I put in behind the scenes as well.
- I do it all myself.
- It has destroyed my relationship with my parents and my brothers.
- I have only been a performance artist for the past five years. Before that I was a studio artist and writer.
- It’s difficult to describe what I do. It’s a mix between “Pee Wee’s Playhouse,” David Lynch, ballet and Mister Rogers. It’s a magical world of imagination and music and dance. I have created a place where you can go and feel less alone.
- I usually pick a playlist, create a set, and once the camera is rolling, it becomes spontaneous.
- There is no real beginning or end to my show. There is no perfection that I hope to reach. It is a constant work in progress. I will forever evolve.
- AngieTv has always been a part of me. Originally, I would keep it hidden in a cold basement art studio. I would dress up in vintage clothes and wigs all alone and paint pictures. Eventually, I knew I was going to climb out of that basement and just be me.
- I know who I am now, in a giant life-size TV. I am Angie Tv. Angie Tv is me.
- If I could be a bird, it would be a peacock.
- Charles Bukowski, the poet, said it best, “Find what you love and let it kill you.”
Both Stage and Storage
Angie Tv has performed her show in a lot of odd spaces. “I’ve had quite a few sets throughout the years in attics, barns, a wall in my bedroom, and now a big storage unit,” she says. Storage units have become increasingly popular in the past months as quarantined families have remodeled and cleared out spaces in their homes to set up home offices and classrooms, but these relatively inexpensive housing extensions have long spurred the entrepreneurial imagination. Storage units have doubled as band practice spaces, personal gyms, maker spaces/workshops and even survivalist caches, ready to be opened in case of apocalypse. The mystery of what dwells behind the doors of abandoned or foreclosed units in major metro areas gave birth to the reality TV series “Storage Wars” on A&E. And now Angie Tv has added her personal touch of mystique to the humble storage unit — the adult playground of the cluttered mind of the contemporary consumer. Check her out on Facebook @AngieTv.