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Great stories should be shared.

Electric South is committed to connecting audiences to our supported artists’ work; showcasing African perspectives on the global stage; and sparking ideas in the future African creators.

As the content distribution landscape evolves, we are developing business models for digital non-fiction stories, with sustainability for artists and inclusive access in mind.

Our supported New Dimensions projects have screened at over 80 international film festivals and events, including Tribeca (New York, USA), Berlinale (Germany), World VR Forum Festival (Geneva, Switzerland), Syndey International Film Festival (Australia), Festival Ars Electronica (Liz, Austra) and Seattle International Film Festival (USA). Since then we have supported a number of films that emerged from African creatives.

Our slate is available for licensing. Projects have screened at venues including the Modern Art Museum Shanghai (China), the Natural History Museum of Le Havre (France), Zeppelin Museum (Friedrichshafen, Germany), and the TMRW Gallery (Johannesburg, South Africa) and Zeitz MOCAA (Cape Town).

To expand the distribution network in Africa and give local audiences access to content, Electric South partners with events and institutions to organize new VR screening opportunities. A third of our screenings have been on the African continent, with generous support from the Goethe-Institut South Africa, Ford Foundation as well as Bertha Foundation.

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VIRTUAL ENCOUNTERS

Electric South curated an exhibition of interactive and Virtual Reality work for the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival in June, 2016 called Virtual Encounters.

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ELSEWHEN

Electric South supported Selly Raby Kane in her Elsewhen exhibition in Dakar, Senegal, May 2016.

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NEW DIMENSIONS

We created a VR exhibition, New Dimensions, as part of African Futures in Johannesburg in October, 2015. We showed thirteen projects on Samsung Gear VR, Oculus DK2 and Google Cardboard and gave away 400 Google Cardboards to all attendees.

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VIRTUAL ENCOUNTERS

Electric South curated an exhibition of interactive and Virtual Reality work for the Encounters South African International Documentary Festival in June, 2016 called Virtual Encounters.

Exhibition

ELSEWHEN

Electric South supported Selly Raby Kane in her Elsewhen exhibition in Dakar, Senegal, May 2016.

Exhibition

NEW DIMENSIONS

We created a VR exhibition, New Dimensions, as part of African Futures in Johannesburg in October, 2015. We showed thirteen projects on Samsung Gear VR, Oculus DK2 and Google Cardboard and gave away 400 Google Cardboards to all attendees.

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Immersive Africa Exhibition 2019

Electric South curated an exhibition showcasing a collection of 360° narratives at the Isivivana centre in Khayelistsha, in December 2019