On the Wednesday the 5th of February at 15:00, Edward Clydesdale Thomson and RAiR cordially invited you to an afternoon of discursive pleasure at Witte de Withstraat 63. A panel of four artists have been gathered together in order to discuss audio description within politics of representation, focusing on the affect of replacing an image with a spoken description.
Audio description for the cinema is a way to allow a blind or visually impaired public to follow, and hopefully enjoy, the experience of going to the cinema. Audio description lays down an additional soundtrack over the original film, which uses verbal description as a substitute to the visual image. Within the discussion audio description will be covered both in this existing form and explored in its inherent potentials.
The artists on the panel are: Sjoerd Westbroek, whose practice focuses on the language of drawing, in an elastic manor he examines the mediums great paradox; that the moment something is depicted, that thing disappears behind the opaque surface of the drawing. Ruth Legg, whose multifaceted practice is an exploration of the potential that lies in exhaustion, her works with lucid irony both defy and defend the banality of their material. Deirdre Donoghue, whose films explore the nature of memory, as an act that unfolds within social encounter, illustrating its ambiguity and instability, simultaneously being created and recalled.
During this period I was supported by a Startstipendium, FONDS bkvb