Transoceanic Visual Exchange Caribbean

Published Wednesday, 14 October 2015
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A survey of film and video works in the Caribbean, Africa and Aotearoa, Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) aims to negotiate the in-between space of our cultural communities outside of traditional geo-political zones of encounter and trade. The three spaces involved – Fresh Milk (Barbados), Video Art Network Lagos (Nigeria) and RM (New Zealand) – first met as participants of International Artist Initiated (IAI), a programme organized and facilitated by David Dale Gallery, Glasgow, in July 2014. TVE intends to build upon these relations and open up greater pathways of visibility, discourse and knowledge production between the artist run initiatives and their regional communities through this laterally curated exhibition project, taking place in Barbados, New Zealand, Nigeria and online.

 

TVE Caribbean will launch at 7pm on October 14, 2015 at Bagnall Point, BIDC Conference Room, Pelican Village in Bridgetown, Barbados as part of the Barbados Visual Media Festival (BVMF). The exhibition will also be open to the public at that location on October 17, 28 & 30 and features works by: Versia Harris (Barbados), Katherine Kennedy (Barbados), Michele Pearson Clarke (Trinidad & Tobago / Canada), Romel Jean Pierre (Haiti), Nick Whittle / Alberta Whittle (Barbados), Rebecca Ann Hobbs (Aotearoa), Ngahuia Raima (Aotearoa), Louisa Afoa (Aotearoa), Nkechi Ebubedike (Nigeria) and Lambert Mousseka (Democratic Republic of the Congo).

 

There will be additional special screenings taking place at Fresh Milk, The Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination (EBCCI) and Barbados Community College (BCC):

 

October 16, 6pm - Fresh Milk, St. George

Rebecca Ann Hobbs - Mangere bridge 246 / Otara at Night (Aotearoa)

 

October 22, 7pm - Errol Barrow Centre for Creative Imagination

Darcel Apelou - Slap (Aotearoa)

Akwaeke Emezi - Ududeagu (Nigeria)

Carlo Reyes - Viernes Santo (Dominican Republic)

 

October 29-30, 10am-4pm - Morningside Gallery, Barbados Community College

Olivia McGilchrist - Riva Mumma (Jamaica)

David Gumbs - Offscreen (St. Martin)

 

For more information please visit www.transoceanicvisualexchange.com, or email Natalie McGuire at tveproject.caribbean@gmail.com

 

Special thanks to the Barbados Film and Video Association (BFVA), EBCCI, BCC and Stansfeld Scott Inc. for making these screenings possible.