A piece of cloth, held taut
Aislinn Thomas (2020)
I have been working with experimental audio description since 2018. I think of visual description as a type of ‘sensory translation,’ with all the poetic and connective potential that entails. In pursuit of access that is pleasurable, and artwork that can be experienced from bed, I’ve worked with others - writers, poets, gardeners, and community members - to craft descriptions that are artworks in themselves.
A piece of cloth, held taut was commissioned by and produced with the generous support of the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery.
Aislinn Thomas is disabled interdisciplinary artist. Her recent projects explore the generative nature of disability, treating access as a space for creative acts. Aislinn is a white settler of Ashkenazic and British / Scottish / Welsh descent. She lives in Unama’ki / Cape Breton, on the unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.
Main Image: Installation view of Myth of Consensus, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, 13 February to 17 May 2020. Works in view (left to right) Untitled (1969) by Erik Gamble, Untitled (1975) by Richard Lanctot, Optimist (1964) by Takao Tanabe, and Tirade (1977) by Harold Feist. © KWAG. Photo: Robert McNair, courtesy of KWAG.