Caption Conscious Ecology

The series logo: the words Caption-Conscious Ecology spread across 3 sides of a square, inside square brackets

Caption-Conscious Ecology is a programme of events, talks and commissions that advocate for the role of captioning in the production and display of moving-image work. This series invites artists and arts organisers to explore how and why to embed captioning in artistic and curatorial practice.

Beginning in 2021 with online talks and workshops that brought scholars from D/deaf Studies and Critical Disability Studies together with artists and access workers, our initial events prompted conversations on the history, function, practical provision, and creative potentiality of captioning.

We are now delighted to announce that with the support of an Art Fund Reimagine Grant, we are working with a UK-based artist on an exciting, caption-conscious moving-image commission. The commissioned work will be presented online by Nottingham Contemporary later in 2022. More details to follow soon.

Caption-Conscious Ecology is co-organised by Nottingham Contemporary, Hannah Wallis and Sarah Hayden/Voices in the Gallery, with funding from the AHRC (Arts and Humanities Research Council).

See below for the events and recordings in the Caption Conscious Ecology series.

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