A photograph of a hanging plant in front of a window with a white striped curtain by an empty wall, with "Aislinn Thomas: A seat at the table, a slice of the pie: centering access" in pink block letters and "X-Camera - an experimental learning circle" in white on a pink rectangle

X-Camera Speaker Series: Aislinn Thomas

Inter Arts Matrix

A seat at the table, a slice of the pie: centering access
Part of the Inter Arts Matrix X-Camera Speaker Series

In art (as in life) disability and considerations of access don’t have to be “add-on” measures, secondary to a privileged experience of the “real” thing. Access, in fact, can be and is generative. Many disabled artists are intervening into the conventions of access, revealing institutional and societal limitations and opening up rich new territory for exploration. In this talk Aislinn Thomas will share some of her recent forays into alternative approaches to audio description while making a case for why we should all care about the many ways of being in and experiencing the world.

Aislinn Thomas is an interdisciplinary artist whose practice includes video, performance, installation, and text. Some of her recent and upcoming exhibitions include the WRO Media Biennale in Wroclaw, Poland; Holding Patterns with Art Spin and Tangled Art + Disability in Toronto; Talk Back at Flux Factory in New York; and a project for the Walter Phillips Gallery in Banff. You can learn more about her work at aislinnthomas.ca.

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