Workshop: Captioning for Artists

The series logo: the words Caption-Conscious Ecology spread across 3 sides of a square, inside square brackets
The series logo: the words Caption-Conscious Ecology spread across 3 sides of a square, inside square brackets
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Join us for a live, online workshop for artists to experiment with the poetics and pragmatics of captioning.

This session is led by artist, Asad Raza and translator Olivia Fairweather. Thinking together about subjectivity, sound, and interpretation, we explore captioning as creative practice. During this workshop, participants collaborate in real-time on Raza’s film project, Ge to develop a collectively authored caption-track. No prior experience, expertise, or specialist software is required.

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.

About the event

Online. Free. Limited Capacity.
Booking is required.
You can access this event through the Zoom meeting link available 1-week before.
There will be live captioning for this event.
A transcript for this event is not available afterwards due to the intimate nature of the event.
There will be British Sign Language interpretation for this event.
The duration of the event is two hours. A rest break is included.

If you have any further questions about the above access provisions or require something we have not outlined above, please be in touch with Hannah Wallis on

Olivia Fairweather (born London, UK) is a translator, editor and producer. Her translations have appeared in Mondialité (Skira, 2017), Afterall and Radical Philosophy. In 2019, she edited a volume on Raza’s work, Root sequence. Mother tongue (Koenig). She has worked with Raza since 2017, notably co-producing Minor History (IFFR 2019) and Ge (2020), a commission for the Serpentine.

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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