Video: Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth: False Idol X North Kin by Leonard Suryajaya. Session 12, 2022.

Plug In ICA is thrilled to present a video made by participants during the 12th edition of our Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth (IIY) program. The video, produced as a response to our exhibition, False Idol X North Kin, follows an intensive four weeks of meetings and nine sessions of the IIY program.

The IIY participants screened the video on Wednesday, July 13th, 2022 at Plug In ICA. After the screening, participants had the opportunity to discuss and reflect on their experience of making the video.

Program Facilitator Luther Konadu, who worked closely with the participants as they thought together about art and curation, and about video as an interpretive mode of expression, moderated this discussion.

Session 12 participants included: Pamela Baptista, Herlinda Dalayoan, Allie James, Mohammed Moussaoui, Eden Samson with Youth Mentor Jand Avila.

We give special thanks to Video Pool and Pluetoe for their dedicated and expert partnership.

Related Exhibits:

False Idol X North Kin

Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth is designed for youth ages 16 to 24. The program reverses a pre-existing interpretive model used within arts institutions that often produce short videos as educational devices. These often include interviews with artists or curators, and tend to place an emphasis on the artist’s and institution’s intention over the experience of the viewer.

The Interpreting [Interrupting] Youth program inversely begins with the youth’s experience of the artwork, challenging conventional models of art interpretation by overturning basic roles of authority and authorship.

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