05 May Video Party 2013 by Cuss
Cuss is a Johannesburg-based art collective whose primary focus has been on art made or distributed digitally. In 2013 the Cuss group, through the British Council’s Connect ZA programme, produced ‘Video Party’ a public art installation using commercial (non-gallery) spaces in South Africa as locations for screening video art produced by three British artists: Dan Szor, Hannah Perry and Racheal Crowther. The aim was simply to promote video art through public intervention.
The three interventions were curated over the course of the year; Dan Szor’s work being shown on the TV screens in a wholesaler in Joubert Park, Hannah Perry’s at an internet cafe in Braamfontein and Racheal Crowther’s on televisions in a hair salon in Yeoville.
In October Cuss Group travelled to London to reconnect with the featured artists to ask them about their thoughts on the experience. The results of that trip and documentation of the installations have been made available to view in ‘Video Party 2013 – A Year in Retrospect’. It includes interviews with the participating artists, excerpts from their work and footage from all three events.