Artists' Television Access

Call for submissions: Video Slink Uganda

Seeking 3 minute videos or shorter by African-Diaspora artists for
Video Slink Uganda, a 2012-2013 apexart Franchise project
apexart Franchise Exhibition in Uganda: Feb 6th – March 6th, 2013
Artistic Directors: Paul Falzone and Marisa Jahn (REV-)

Ugandan video halls (or “bibanda”) are often no more than small huts where viewers pay a few cents to watch pirated DVDs on television screens. Located in the majority of villages and towns throughout Uganda, they are the only form of popular visual entertainment and have a wider audience than television and newspapers combined. Numbering in the thousands, these bibanda reach millions of Ugandans each month. So-called ‘fine art’ never broached their corrugated walls. Until now.

‘Video Slink Uganda’ is a curatorial project that involves burning five short-form experimental videos by contemporary African diaspora video artists onto pirated DVDs that will be viewed by millions of viewers in individual homes and bibanda.

Submission deadline: September 15, 2012

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