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SOMArts Cultural Center: Recoding CripTech presents Neurodivergent Media Workshop
February 20 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Curated by Vanessa Chang and Lindsey D. Felt, Recoding CripTech reimagines enshrined notions of what a body can be or do through creative technologies, and how it can move, look, or communicate. As the term “crip” reclaims the word for disability culture and recognizes disability as a cultural and political identity, so too do artists hack technologies to dismantle barriers to access. By creating new kinds of social and sensory interactions with technology, these artists portend a crip aesthetic for media arts that honors the diversity of human bodies.
Through her artistic research and practice, artist and educator Allison Leigh Holt has learned that experimental time-based media, such as film and video, are uniquely positioned to reflect the experience of neurodivergent sense perception. In her long-running classes, Holt has taught numerous students the creative tools to express their experiences of neurodivergence in experimental film and media. Neurodivergent Media, a series of short films culminating these efforts, are on exhibition at Recoding CripTech.
Neurodivergent Media Workshop on Thursday, February 20, 6–9pm offers experiential insight into the creative and pedagogical processes that gave birth to Neurodivergent Media. In this storytelling workshop, participants will work with Holt to develop scripts, learn storyboarding techniques, and stage scenes. It is intended for all who are interested in the fundamentals of storytelling in time-based media, and serves as an open invitation for SOMArts attendees to participate in the co-creation of new disability narratives.
This free, all ages closing program is limited to 10 participants. Stay tuned for the Eventbrite link!
The opening reception is located at SOMArts Cultural Center, which is wheelchair accessible from the main driveway on 934 Brannan Street. ASL and CART interpreters will be provided for the evening, and wheelchair seating will be reserved. Service animals are welcome.You will be prompted during the Eventbrite ticket check out to indicate which accommodation(s) you might need.
Allison Leigh Holt
Lindsey D. Felt
Image credit: USH’R KEHPRI, 2017. Allison Leigh Holt and Neurodivergent Media.