Juliana Capes & Ruth Barrie, 'Be Different Today'

1 — 31 July 2023

Juliana Capes & Ruth Barrie, ‘Be Different Today’, 2019. Courtesy of the artists.

A film that describes an entire sunset for the visually impaired, telling the story of building a vocabulary to describe the indescribable (such as colour, beauty, love and grief) and that makes access inherent in the work from the outset: that creates, not translates.

Juliana Capes

Juliana Capes lives and works in Edinburgh. She has recently shown work at Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Edinburgh Art Festival, Alchemy Film Festival, CCA , Glasgow and Campleline Gallery. Her diverse artworks often use the vocabulary of natural phenomena to ask questions about the processes of feeling, seeing and believing. She is also passionate about access to the arts and concurrently works in creative learning in galleries and community contexts. In particular over the last 15 years she has worked extensively with a Visually Impaired audience, notably as lead artist on the National Gallery of Scotland’s Visual Impairment programme.

Ruth Barrie

Ruth Barrie (b.1979, Glasgow) trained as a filmmaker at Edinburgh College of Art. She has directed documentaries for Channel 4 & STV and regularly collaborates with musicians and artists to produce moving image work.

Image description: Multiple images overlaid; fingers cross the screen in a warm orange colour lit by the sunset behind.

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