an experiment in creating works through audio description
Danielle Ash, John Harris, Laura Ní Fhlaibhín, and Paul Wood | February 2018 | EnclaveLab, London | curated by Aubree Penney | seating guest curated by Annika Thiems
a speech showed the chair in the middle reimagines audio description as a form of artistic practice, upholding sound as a means of creating and having a visual experience. By elevating audio description from the realm of a translative act, it instead becomes rather a primary mode of production, a fictioning with the potential to be shared by people of all vision capabilities.
Workshop participants developed their imagined work in a workshop, engaging with multiple styles of audio descriptions: objective/conventional museum, subjective (the new style advocated for by disability scholars Rosemarie Garland Thompson and Kristin Lindgren), and Gertrude Stein’s exploration of object description Tender Buttons.
Special thanks to Nora Almes, Milda Batakyte, Sophie Bownes, Lucy Cowling, Ashley Janke, Andrew Price, Riet Timmerman, and all artists involved.
Generously supported by MFA Curating, Goldsmiths College
Private view photos courtesy of Sam Greer | Installation photos courtesy of Paul Wood