Created by artists
Marisa Morán Jahn
Paul D. Miller a.k.a. Dj Spooky
Akosua Adoma Owusu
Hank Willis Thomas/Terence Nance
Introduction: What Got Slinked
Video Halls (or "bibanda") are often no more than small huts where viewers pay a few cents to watch pirated DVDs on diesel-powered television screens. In the majority of villages and towns, they are the only form of popular visual entertainment, reaching millions of Ugandans every month and hundreds of thousands each day—more than television and newspapers put together. "VJs” (or "video jockeys") translate Hollywood actions, Nollywood dramas, Bollywood musicals, cartoons, and porn into the primary local language of Luganda. Acting as translators, stand-up comedians, and carney barkers, VJs thus operate as nodes of distribution to the bibanda.
Thanks to apex art's Franchise art exhibition prize, the first part of Video Slink Uganda took place in Kampala, Uganda. Additional support was provided by Studio REV- and Tilapia. Next is the second leg of the project — a colorful and hilarious film-based installation that re-imagines the experience of watching these slinked films in bibanda.
 Nakazibwe, Venny M. "Bark-Cloth of the Baganda People of Southern Uganda: A Record of Continuity and Change from the Late Eighteenth Century to the Early Twenty-First Century." Thesis in partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Doctor in Philosophy. Middlesex School of the Arts, 2005. (accessed 10/8/2013: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/7008/2/Nakazibwe-phd.pdf)