Transoceanic Visual Exchange (TVE) aims to decentralize curatorial authority in the process of the video selection by implementing a community of curatorial practice model. This curatorial framework, originally developed in 2015 for TVE 1, is derived from the concept of “communities of practice,” developed by Lave and Wenger in their 1991 book Situated Learning. This model invites open discussions with contemporary practitioners regarding the current environment of film, experimental video and new media in the participating regions, allowing for curatorial concepts to arise out of the conversations, rather than the core project team imposing a particular curatorial framework for each iteration.
Before the irruption of the COVID-19 pandemic, the sessions of the curatorial practice communities had occurred on location in the host partner sites. TVE 4, however, took place whilst both the Central American and Caribbean regions continue to battle the pandemic, so roundtables were held online by the two core partners, TEOR/éTica and Fresh Milk.