Talk: Protest and Practice

Live Stream

Join us for a live, online talk and screening exploring captioning as protest and in practice with historian and disability scholar-activist, Jaipreet Virdi and creative captioners, Collective Text.

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.


6.30-7pm: Jaipreet Virdi
7-7.20pm: Collective Text
7.20-7.30pm: Screening — details to follow
7.35-8.30pm: Dialogue

Chair: Hannah Wallis

About the event

Online. Free. Live Stream.
You can access this event through this webpage and on the Nottingham Contemporary YouTube channel.
There will be live captioning for this event.
A transcript will be available for download on this webpage afterwards.
A captioned video will be available via the Nottingham Contemporary YouTube channel and Voices in the Gallery website after the event.
There will be British Sign Language interpretation for this event.
The duration of the event is 2 hours. A rest break is included.

Hannah Wallis is an artist, curator, and researcher. Marked by an attention to the boundaries between making, performance, locality, curating, and disability rights, Hannah’s practice exists at the intersection of these disciplines. Committed to the long-term application of accessibility practices within the arts and working rights of artists, Hannah has worked with Aural Diversity, Deafroots, National Gallery, London, DASH and ZU-UK; and serves as associate board member for a-n Artists Information Company. After completing a curatorial residency at Wysing Arts Centre as part of a programme to support the career development of D/deaf and Disabled Curators, in partnership with DASH, Hannah now works full time within the Wysing team. Having previously worked as part of the exhibitions team at Nottingham Contemporary Hannah currently works in an associate capacity to lead on Caption-Conscious Ecology in collaboration with Sarah Hayden. Hannah is also one half of Dyad Creative with artist Théodora Lecrinier

Jaipreet Virdi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of History at the University of Delaware whose research focuses on the ways medicine and technology impact the lived experiences of disabled people. She is author of Hearing Happiness: Deafness Cures in History (2020), co-editor of Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, Legacies, Interventions (2020), and has published articles on diagnostic technologies, audiometry, and the medicalization of deafness.

Voices in the Gallery is a research project on voice and access in art, led by Sarah Hayden and funded by an AHRC Innovation Fellowship

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