This five - 8 minute video (tentative) will blend experimental techniques with a documentary style, towards a conversation between artists on boundaries, access, territory, identity, artistic censorship, and political barriers. It will be a mixture of artists from
This video is in its forming stages.
This video is a direct discussion that asks the question’ What Next?' Rather than ask it in a technological or 'innovation based' context, it is asking the question with regards to the ever-evolving mediums and contexts within which art itself operates, and the negotiations artists consistently maneuver in relation to politics, to commerce, culture, and censorship.
Ironically, most of the artists in this video are not allowed to participate, but once the work is presented in this form, and submitted by an eligible artist, then the work technically cannot be denied. After all, it is the work that is the important factor, and therefore, an attempt to censor the artist/country/region will hopefully be compromised by the inclusion of work from that region. This video will blur the boundaries set by the exhibition itself.
As an independent artist working in the Caribbean it was difficult for me to even make contact with artists from such diverse regions- from
The video is experimental but it will have a documentary style. It will incorporate pictures, video clips, text (quotes) and audio pieces from artists. Artists who do not know each other but who have a common ground- of speaking out on politics, censorship, access, identity etc, especially in the forum of artists and art being censored by a governing body or institution in any way.
It is meant to be an open dialogue.
- I found out about the 'PLAY' exhibition from a forward sent to me in early June. Immediately I started conceptualizing and searching through networks and on google for artists to participate. Confirmed artists will be posted by the end of the month.