Text based art

In the next stage of Let Loose, we plan to explore collaborative ways of working with participants with hearing loss.  Text will be integrated throughout the development of a performance, not added at the end as captions.  The resulting work will be developed through accessible collaboration.  Participation, not access, will be the experience for all involved.

To develop the project idea, we are planning a series of creative labs.  How could we communicate within the labs?  The instruction-based performances of this years Forest Fringe and the work of Abigail Conway are perhaps a starting point.

The interactive typographic installation titled In Order to Control features a constant loop of selected text about “the threshold [of] ethics and morality” projected on the ground. (You can read the full transcript of the projection here.) The most interesting thing about the project is the interactivity and its reliance on audience participation. As spectators step into the installation to read the projected content, their blackened silhouette covers the words on the floor and transfers them to the proximate wall.


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