Inhabitants is a free, online video channel: a website and monthly distribution of video episodes on YouTube, Facebook, and Vimeo. The project seeks to respond to the emergence of citizen journalism and (very) short-form video as a native online genre. It is significant for us that a worldwide discussion is underway about social media bubbles and online news amidst rising political conservatism. Artists can critically contribute to such debates, deconstructing terms such as post-truth and questioning the circulation of information. Drawing from art, we offer videos that hopefully play with the often stifling conventions of such online video while retaining journalistic urgency and the capacity to reach non-art audiences.
New York, September 6, 2023
Pedro Neves Marques and Mariana Silva