Talk: Access and Abundance

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An online talk and screening exploring captioning abundance and access with scholar, artist and activist, Louise Hickman and Disability Studies scholar, Tanya Titchkosky.

In this event, Tanya Titchkosky considers access as a language that puts us into a living relation with how we sense each other and our communities, making contours and edges of belonging. Louise Hickman adopts a performative approach in tracing the shifting tensions between the abundances and demands of creating accessible spaces. Their talks will be followed by a screening and live audio description of Captioning on Captioning, a short-film by Louise Hickman and Shannon Finnegan.

This event is part of Caption Conscious Ecology, a series of talks and workshops advocating for the role of captioning in the production and display of moving-image work. Bringing scholars from D/deaf Studies and Critical Disability Studies together with artists and access workers, this series prompts conversations on the history, function, practical provision, and creative potentiality of captioning. It invites artists and arts organisers to explore how and why to embed captioning in artistic and curatorial practice.

Organised by Nottingham Contemporary and Voices in the Gallery.

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