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SanctionedArray – Specify Others – Video Archive

SanctionedArray – Specify Others

“SanctionedArray is an online database of video art conceived in response to the restrictions of artists’ submissions to The Guggenheim Museum’s and YouTube’s video biennial, Play (www.youtube.com/play). Artists’ submissions to Play are limited by OFAC sanctions (www.ustreas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/programs/) — where citizens or residents of Belarus, Cote d’Ivoire, Congo, Cuba, Iran, Iraq, Lebanon, North Korea, Somalia, Sudan, Syria, Myanmar/Burma, and Zimbabwe are not eligible to submit their work. We maintain that the application of these OFAC sanctions to virtual transmissions of video art perpetuates the causes that led to the imposition of them; and we invite those who wish to protest the continuity of such restrictions — artists of any origin, including those from the sanctioned countries — to submit their work to SanctionedArray.SanctionedArray’s selected video entries shall also be launched at the screening event on October 25th, 2010 at The Big Screen Project and on October 26th, 2010 at WHITE BOX in New York City. This event shall coincide with the Play biennial at The Guggenheim New York, extending representation of video entries considered not eligible by Origin, by YouTube and The Guggenheim, “challenging a status quo,” as proposed by Nancy Spector, Deputy Director and Chief Curator, The Guggenheim.”http://myemail.constantcontact.com/SanctionedArray—Call-for-Video-Art-Entries.html?soid=1103736719229&aid=HVZdqAUy6TU.They are showing my piece:’As I try to be an avatar & Edwige tries to be me.’

As I try to be an avatar & Edwige tries to be me. from Megan Leigh Smith on Vimeo.

http://vimeo.com/15566901And several other works, a full list is here:http://www.sanctionedarray.specifyothers.com/about.html