When Disability and Digital Collide – Public Talk by Sarah Pickthall
Presented by British Council, Singapore International Foundation and Very Special Arts
Sarah Pickthall is an independent digital producer working with disabled and deaf artists and makers in the UK and globally. Sarah also co-founded the Sync Programme alongside Jo Verrent. Singapore Programme 2019 alongside Jo Verrent.
In 2013, Jo and Sarah started Short Circuit – a research project looking at all the wonderful things that can happen when digital and disability collide. Short Circuit does not mean ‘breakdown’ as we often believe the term to mean but ‘the path of least resistance’. Funded by Arts Council England, Short Circuit worked with Lighthouse Digital Arts Agency in Brighton as part of the Brighton Digital Festival when Honor Harger, now the Executive Director of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, was at the helm. Short Circuit paired disabled and deaf artists from all disciplines with digital artists and producers. The outcomes were extraordinary.
Sarah’s lecture explored how when digital and disability collides, disabled and deaf artists:
- get the access they need, to reach their potential in life and the workplace;
- harness extraordinary ways to express hidden perspectives as individuals and communities;
- find new ways of making art accessible for performances and artworks for everyone to enjoy.
Date: Monday, 15 July 2019
Time: 12:30 to 14:00 (Registration starts at 12 pm)
Venue: International Involvement Hub
60A Orchard Road, #04-01, Tower 1, The Atrium@Orchard, Singapore 238890