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. RSVP today!
Allison Leigh Holt
Lindsey D. Felt
Recoding CripTech Partners
Thank you to Recoding CripTech community partners Leonardo/the International Society for Arts, Sciences and Technology (Leonardo/ISAST), CODAME Art + Tech, Bay Area Arts Access Collective (BAAAC), and Not Impossible.
Recoding CripTech Sponsors
Recoding CripTech is made possible with the generous support of California Humanities for All Grant, Zellerbach Family Foundation, Wattis Foundation, Verizon Media, and Fleishhacker Foundation.
Image credit: USH’R KEHPRI, 2017. Allison Leigh Holt and Neurodivergent Media.