Sponsored by San Art,
with thanks to the Prince Claus Fund

Embedded South(s) is an online moving image festival examining particular cultural phenomena, within the complex social geographies of those who identify with a ‘south’. Screened across three continents, from 3-6 November 2016, this program will showcase the work of 29 artists from South Asia, South East Asia, Latin America, and Africa. By ‘south’ we understand this to be a geo-political terminology that labels a particular ‘tropic’, often economically considered ‘developing’ and culturally suffering the trauma of coloniality. However, we also understand this ‘south’ to be a mobile entity in its diaspora, with many ‘souths’ now in transference within the global flows of migration (forced, voluntary, political, or economic). ‘Embedded South(s)’ seeks to share a window, through film.
Participating artists: Bani Abidi (Pakistan/Germany); Fernando Arias (Colombia); Kannan Arunasalam (Sri Lanka); Lazara Rosell Albear/Sammy Baloji (Cuba/DR Congo); Tiffany Chung (Vietnam); Bakary Diallo (Mali); Andrew Esiebo (Nigeria); Shanaka Galagoda (Sri Lanka); Ayrson Heráclito (Brazil); Sasha Huber (Haiti/Switzerland); Claudia Joskowicz (Bolivia/USA); Amar Kanwar (India); Mikhail Karikis (Greece/UK); Jompet Kuswidananto (Indonesia); Dinh Q Le (Vietnam); Giovanna Miralles (Bolivia/UK); Nguyen Huong Tra (Vietnam); Nguyen Thi Thanh Mai (Vietnam); Nguyen Trinh Thi (Vietnam); Douglas NT (DR Congo); Phan Thao Nguyen (Vietnam); Renata Padovan (Brazil); Chulayarnnon Siriphol (Thailand); Sutthirat Supaparinya (Thailand); Kidlat Tahimik (The Philippines); Tran Luong (Vietnam); Truong Cong Tung (Vietnam); Rattana Vandy (Cambodia/Japan).

The exhibition is co-curated by Zoe Butt, Gabrila Salgado and Lê Thuận Uyên, with the support from Prince Claus Fund Network Partnership, and co-hosted by: 98BCOLLABoratory và Los Otros (Manila, 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).

‘Embedded South(s)’ forms part of ‘Conscious Realities’, a three-year initiative of San Art (2013-2016).