From audio description to closed captions, alt-text and remote viewing, artist and writer Jamila Prowse will provide examples from her own practice as well as artists who inspire her, to consider how access adjustments can be an integral art form as opposed to an add on or afterthought.
Jamila will ask you to bring a clip or image of one of your favourite artworks, so we can all have a go at writing alt-text and audio description of our own.
Jamila Prowse is an artist and writer, propelled by curiosity and a desire to understand herself through making. Informed by her lived experience of disability, mixed race ancestry and the loss of her father at a young age; her work is research driven and indebted to Black feminist and crip scholars. She is an active participant in a rich and growing contemporary disabled artistic community and has been ongoingly researching, programming and creating around cripping the art world, since 2018. Self taught, Jamila is drawn to experimenting with a multitude of mediums in order to process her grief and radical hope.
Currently articulating through moving image, painting, photography, textiles and performance, she is a member of Open School East 23-24. Previous exhibitions, screenings and talks include Somerset House, South London Gallery, Studio Voltaire (London, UK) and Hordaland Kunstsenter (Bergen, Norway). Her writing has appeared in Frieze, Art Monthly, British Journal of Photography and elsewhere. She is currently working on her first novel.
This event has been organised by Spike Island in Bristol for the Kaleidoscope Network, a collaboration between Eastside Projects (Birmingham), Primary (Nottingham), Spike Island (Bristol), and The NewBridge Project (Newcastle). EOP Members are automatically part of the Kaleidoscope Network and can attend selected events programmed by each partner for free.