International Video Exchange in Troms?

A network initiative between artist/curators, Art Video Exchange (AVE) organizes opportunities for video artists and promotes the production and circulation of international video programming. AVE works to foster a greater appreciation of video art and an exchange of ideas between artists, curators and audiences worldwide.

Art Video Exchange Norway and Small Projects have invited collaborators from the Nordic/Balkan, Central/South Europe, America, Asia and Middle East. Participating countries include: Philippines, Germany, Lebanon, Italy, Lithuania, Norway, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Sweden, Denmark, Iceland, USA and Poland. Small Projects have also invited the students of the Academy of Contemporary Art Troms? to present a 30-minute program.

The artist/curators will each present a 30-minute program of video work from their countries and discuss these programs to a public audience. In addition, a symposium will be arranged where the curators will meet to discuss the challenges facing the contemporary video artist/curator. Issues of format and screening praxis, and the wider definition of video art in today?s technological environment.

Participating artists/curators: Artist/Curators:

Claro J. Ramirez (Lopez Museum, Philippines), Claudia Reinhardt (Art Video Exchange, Germany), Eli Souaiby (Art Video Exchange, Lebanon), Enrico Tomaselli (Magmart International Art Film Festival, Italy), Gintar? Matulaityt? (Art Video Exchange, Lithuania), Igor Bosniak ( project, Bosnia & Herzegovina), Jonas Nilsson and Eva Olsson, (Art:Screen Fest, Sweden), Julie Spars? Damkj?r (Denmark), Kristin Scheving (700IS Reindeerland, Iceland), Kyja Kristjansson-Nelson (USA), Michał Brzeziński (Poland) Mona Bentzen (Art Video Exchange, Norway), Students of the Academy of Contemporary Troms?.

This project is made possible by the Art Video Exchange and with the support of the Nordisk Kulturfond, Kulturkontakt Nord, Office for Contemporary Art Norway (OCA), The U.S. Embassy Oslo, Tromsprodukt, and Norsk Kulturr?d (Arts Council Norway).