Gross domestic product (GDP) is the most powerful metric in history. The US Department of Commerce calls it “one of the great inventions of the twentieth century.” But its utility and persistence reflect political realities, not economic considerations.


With the proliferation of advanced technologies in Ethiopia – like smartphones, tablets and digital cameras – artists have now turned to video art as a medium of expression. Experts agree that video art is an important medium, especially for Ethiopian artists to capture the rapid and complicated nature of economic development. EBR’s adjunct staff writer Meseret Mamo spoke with artists and academicians to learn more about the promise and potential roadblocks facing video art in Ethiopia.

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