Nov 07 2016

Embedded South(s): the Online Moving-Image Exhibition

“Our screening at 32º East in Kampala went so well last night. Audience was engaged and there no streaming problems from the side of ES – we did have power cuts but the audience were patient enough to sit through that. Thanks for creating this program, we thoroughly enjoyed it and hope to see more of it in the future. Sending good luck to all the other organizations participating in this as well!”

— Nikissi Serumaga, 32º East (Kampala, Uganda)

Between 3-6 November 2016, San Art sponsored an online moving-image exhibition called ‘Embedded South(s)’. Screening worldwide, it featured the work of 29 artists (short film, documentary and video art) from South Asia, South East Asia, Latin America and Africa. This online exhibition provided a window onto particular shared realities within an embedded south – such a context imbued with a set of attitudes and beliefs that integrally interweave, respond and cling to particular mutual experience and value.

Participating artists: Bani Abidi (Germany/Pakistan); Fernando Arias (Colombia); Kannan Arunasalam (Sri Lanka); Sammy Baloji/ Lázara Rosell Albear (DR Congo/Cuba); Tiffany Chung (Vietnam/USA); Bakary Diallo (Mali); Andrew Esiebo/Annalisa Butticci (Nigeria/The Netherlands); Shanaka Galagoda (Sri Lanka); Ayrson Heráclito (Brazil); Sasha Huber (Switzerland/Haiti); Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia/USA); Amar Kanwar (India); Mikhail Karikis (Greece/UK); Jompet Kuswidananto (Indonesia); Dinh Q Lê (Vietnam); Giovanna Miralles (Bolivia); Nguyễn Hương Trà (Vietnam); Nguyễn Thị Thanh Mai (Vietnam); Nguyễn Trinh Thi (Vietnam); David-Douglas Masamuna Ntimasiemi (DR Congo); Phan Thảo Nguyên (Vietnam); Renata Padovan (Brazil); Chulayarnnon Siriphol (Thailand); Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand); Kidlat Tahimik (The Philippines); Trần Lương (Vietnam); Trương Công Tùng (Vietnam); Vandy Rattana (Cambodia/Japan)

Co-curated by Zoe Butt, Gabriela Salgado and Lê Thuận Uyên; and co-hosted by 11 organizations across this region: 98BCOLLABoratory and Los Otros (Manila, The Philippines); New Zero Art Space (Yangon, Myanmar); 32 Degrees East (Kampala, Uganda); Lugar a Dudas (Cali, Colombia); Videobrasil (Sao Paulo, Brazil); Sa Sa Bassac (Phnom Penh, Cambodia); Sri Lanka Archive of Contemporary Art, Architecture and Design (Jaffna, Sri Lanka); Clarkhouse Initiative (Mumbai, India); Asia Culture Station (Chiang Mai, Thailand); Sinema Kolekan (Jakarta, Indonesia).

Please visit the dedicated website for further information: www.embeddedsouths.org

‘Embedded South(s)’ forms part of a larger endeavor called ‘Conscious Realities’, initiated by San Art’s Network Partnership with the Prince Claus Fund: http://san-art.org/conscious-realities/