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 brings together artists, curators, researchers, activists and access workers to address the state of captioning and access awareness in British Art.
Questions under consideration include:
- How do we build on the activist histories of experimental moving image practices to galvanise discussions about the politics of access to art?
- How can we develop new methodologies for retroactively making moving image and sound art works more accessible through captioning and audio description?
- What can we learn from the artists and access workers developing novel approaches to the translation of sound and image?