Sunday, May 19, 2013

Help support two projects by members of Alice Yard's network

Promotional trailer for Kingston Shottas

Two current projects by members of Alice Yard’s network are raising financial support via the crowdfunding site Indiegogo.

Kingston Shottas, directed by Mariel Brown, is a documentary film in progress. “At a time when contemporary art from the Caribbean is catching fire internationally,” Brown writes, “Kingston Shottas follows Jamaican artists Marvin Bartley, Marlon James and Ebony G. Patterson as they take on the controversial issues of race, class, slavery and homosexuality; making photography-based work that captures, with an arresting honesty, the challenges and contradictions of being Jamaican in the 21st century, and simultaneously navigating the vicissitudes of rising through the ranks of the international art world.” The film is inspired in part by Shot in Kingston, an exhibition of photo-based work by younger Jamaican artists, curated by Christopher Cozier as part of Alice Yard’s 4x4 programme in 2010.

Find out more about the film and how you can lend your support here.

Artists Alicia Milne and Luis Vasquez La Roche, aka Pinky & Emigrante, have been selected to participate in a two-month residency at OAZO AIR in Amsterdam in July and August 2013. Their Indiegogo campaign will help cover travel, living, and materials costs for this residency. Find out more here.

Both crowdfunding campaigns offer special perks for donors.