“The Five Obstructions”, will focus thematically on the rise of experimental video across the Caribbean and deepens the methodologies and ideas behind the evolution and consideration of the medium. Students will be given an opportunity to confront and engage with previous fears, anxieties and a system of nuanced barriers that seek to simultaneously disarm conceived notions about creating while allowing for a new freedom to enter process and thoughts on failure. Each participant will be required to finish a short video, sound piece (under 15 minutes), or writing in the time frame of two weeks and each assignment will direct its generation and development. The collection of works in the end will attempt to define the abstraction and the collapse of boundaries both private and public, and will help determine new realities and investigative fields of presence, representation and play. Holly Bynoe