Accessible Video Art
featuring Art After Dark on the street front from Mon 12 Sep to Sun 2 Oct
Cube 37 - Cube Gallery
2 September - 29 September
Tuesday - Friday 9am-5pm, Saturday 9am-2pm
** Please Note closure on Sat 1 Oct on AFL Grand Final Day
Opening Event: Friday 2 September, 1pm to 3pm
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Artist Floor Talk
The Future Will Be Inclusive
Wednesday 7 September, 10am-12.30pm
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The future will be accessible. What do artists, graphic designers, computer software creators, curators and arts organisations need to consider in a future that will be designed for access and inclusion? This presentation is suitable for teacher PD and for students by linking to VCE Art and Studio Arts.
Dangerous Deeds is an accessible screen based art installation, presenting unique perspectives on disability culture and the Victorian disability movement. All videos are captioned, audio described and text read. See Art Matters Frankston: Inclusive Arts Workshop.
Artworks were created then digitised. The original works included:
• Arts books
• Ceramic artworks
• Exterior Building projection
• Short films
• Personal narratives
• Audio recordings
Dr. Neal Haslem (Faculty of Communication Design RMIT University and stART member) and Sam Smith (Bach. Computer Studies & volunteer) undertook a consultative process to determine the needs of various audiences and how these could be incorporated into an installation design that was both affordable, portable and could be installed in a variety of venues. On completion the artworks were digitised to create an installation comprising eight screens driven from eight accessible consoles. The design provides the opportunity for people with differing disabilities to experience a screen based exhibition. The accessible design includes large screens at wheelchair height; information provided in Braille and purposefully designed consoles; providing easily accessible choices of audio description, text read or captioning.
Funding - The Dangerous Deeds project was a partnership between SARU (Self Advocacy Resource Unit), DnD (Diversity and Disability) and stART Community Art Inc. Funding was provided by the Australia Council for the Arts, Creative Victoria, the Disability Services Commissioner and the Office of Disability.
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