Temporalities of Access
Presented by The Art of Captioning and A Language of Holes
Saturday 5 November, 12-5.30pm

To book a free ticket via Eventbrite, please click here.

Join us for Temporalities of Access: an afternoon-long exploration of access in relation to time, liveness, literary arts and time-based media.

Welcome and introductions
12pm (15 mins)

Welcome from Wysing Arts Centre and introduction to Temporalities of Access

Locked World, a video essay by Sandra Alland.
12.15pm (1hr, 15mins)

Sandra will share film clips from their recent Locked World video essay, and join us live for a talk and short Q&A.

1.30pm (30 mins)

In-conversation with Kitty Anderson, Annie Crabtree and Tarik Elmoutawakil
2pm (1hr, 30 mins)

In-conversation with Tarik Elmoutawakil of Marlborough Productions and Kitty Anderson & Annie Crabtree of LUX Scotland, discussing the longer-term thinking and commitments needed from institutions and organisations in order to work towards the embedding of access.

3.30pm (30 mins)

Screening and In-Conversation with Liza Sylvestre
4pm (1hr, 15 mins)

Liza will join us live for an In-Conversation about the centrality of captioning in her practice. We’ll screen clips from new and recent work and discuss Liza’s Captioned series.

The event will be hosted via Zoom with opportunities to ask questions and feed into the conversation. We support Crip Time involvement in the days event and encourage visitors to join in the call at any point throughout the day. There will be one zoom link for the afternoon.

Some aspects of the day's event will be recorded and shared online after the event has ended.

Temporalities of Access is a partnership event between A Language of Holes and British Art Network funded project, The Art of Captioning.

For more information and to book your free ticket, please click here.

Access Information

This event will take place on Zoom webinar, you will be sent a link via Eventbrite.

This event will be live CART captioned by 121 Captions and BSL interpreted.

There will also be ASL onscreen for Liza Sylvestre’s screening and in-conversation.

The event will start at 12pm and end at 5.30pm.

Each session is between 1hr –1hr 30 mins.

There will be 2 half-hour breaks throughout the afternoon.

Contributors will provide a brief visual description of themselves before starting.

The event will be introduced by Hannah Wallis (Wysing Arts Centre) and Sarah Hayden (Voices in the Gallery).

If you have any questions or further access requirements, please email Hannah on hannah.wallis@wysingartscentre.org.

About the contributors

Sandra Alland
Sandra Alland is a Glasgow-based writer and artist who experiments with form and integrated access. San co-edited Stairs and Whispers: Deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back, and was commissioned with Etzali Hernández to co-create Sore Loser, a multimedia zine on queer disabled grief. www.blissfultimes.ca.

Kitty Anderson
Kitty Anderson is Director of LUX Scotland, an organisation based in Glasgow that supports, develops and promotes artists’ moving image practices across Scotland. She was previously Curator at The Common Guild; Associate Director of The Modern Institute; and Associate Curator of Frieze Projects. Kitty is a regular visiting lecturer at Glasgow School of Art and has given talks and presentations at galleries and museums around the UK.

Annie Crabtree
Annie Crabtree is Project Manager at LUX Scotland, an organisation based in Glasgow that supports, develops and promotes artists’ moving image practices across Scotland. They are an artist and researcher based in Glasgow. Annie has done residencies at Hospitalfield and Cove Park, including the Experimental Film and Moving Image Residency in 2019, and has screened work as part of Glasgow International and Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival. Annie is currently working on a new film supported by Creative Scotland. Annie is dedicated to access for artists’ moving image, with a particular interest in embedding creative captioning and audio description as part of the creative process.

Tarik Elmoutawakil
Tarik Elmoutawakil is an artist, programmer and creative producer as well as Founder and Artistic Director at Marlborough Productions in Brighton, the UK’s only performing arts orgnasiation dedicated to intersectional queer arts. His current public work is entitled 'Brownton Abbey', an evolving Afro-Futures Performance Party that centres disabled QTIPOC (queer, trans and intersex People of Colour). Brownton Abbey reclaims and reinterprets QTIPOC spirituality and ritual, channelling it into an out-of-this-world, accessible party. Tarik is plugged into a network of disabled qtipoc artivists across the globe, contributing to an ongoing movement to reshape access and leadership. A spirited public speaker, Tarik uses his joyous brand of activism wherever he can to transform the perception and treatment of marginalised QTIPOC.

Liza Sylvestre
Liza Sylvestre is a multimedia artist and Research Assistant Professor within the College of Fine and Applied Arts at the University of Illinois Urbana Champaign where she has co-founded the initiative Crip*: Cripistemology and the Arts. Her work has been shown internationally at venues including the Plains Art Museum, Weisman Art Museum, Roots & Culture, Soap Factory, Soo Visual Arts Center, John Hansard Gallery, ARGOS, and MMK. Sylvestre has been the recipients of numerous grants, fellowships, and residencies including a 2021 Joan Mitchell Fellowship, artist-in-residence at the Weisman Art Museum and the Center for Applied and Translational Sensory Science (CATSS), and a Citizens Advocate Award from the Minnesota Commission of the Deaf, DeafBlind, and Hard of Hearing (MNCDHH). Sylvestre’s work has been written about in numerous publications and books including Art in America, Mousse Magazine, Ocula Magazine, Art Monthly, and SciArt Magazine.

About The Art of Captioning
The Art of Captioning is a research group, supported by British Art Network, that explores what creative captioning can bring to art while advancing vital work around access, equality and inclusivity in the sector.

In the current landscape of increased awareness and innovative activity, there is both huge opportunity and great need for collaborative research. The Art of Captioning hopes to generate new ideas and approaches, collectively — ideas with tangible, practical implications that will positively affect the way that the production and display of art is considered and resourced.

The Art of Captioning is led by Hannah Wallis and Sarah Hayden. It brings together artists, curators, researchers, activists and access workers to address the state of captioning and access awareness in British Art. Click here to find out more about The Art of Captioning.

About A Language of Holes
A Language of Holes is a project co-developed by Wysing Arts Centre and Sarah Hayden as part of Voices in the Gallery, with support from the Arts and Humanities Research Council. Together, we are developing innovative and creative approaches to making live art and performance events maximally (and excitingly) accessible.

This project takes the format of three events, each in partnership with different elements of the Wysing programme: The Art of Captioning, Club Urania, and the Sensory Support Programme. Click here to find out more about A Language of Holes.

Temporalities of Access is generously supported by funds from AHRC and British Art Network (Paul Mellon Cente and Tate).