LUX Scotland presents: Queer Audio Description Workshops with Quiplash

1 — 2 September 2021

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A silky green fabric takes up the entire rectangular frame of the film still. Light reflects off the texture and the folds of the fabric, creating dark emerald greens, bright yellow greens, and deeper aqua blues. In the centre of the image is yellow italic san serif text, which poses a question in Italian, ‘La mia posizione sul processo di creazione?’ which translates as ‘My position on the process or creation?’
Holly Antrum, To the microphone, please (with Mrs Soprano), 2013. Courtesy of the artist and LUX.

We are excited to present a queer audio description workshop with Quiplash.

Quiplash was established to take space for queer crips (quips), further queer crip performance and encourage queer accessibility.

Audio description provides access for blind and visually impaired audiences. This workshop for LUX Scotland is aimed at providing an understanding of queer audio description for performance and artists’ moving image. The workshop will be useful for artists and creative practitioners who would like to learn more about audio description and how they might apply it to their practice.

The workshop will be split into two sessions, led by Amelia Lander-Cavallo with support from Al Lander-Cavallo, and members of the LUX Scotland team will also be in attendance.

Session 1: Wednesday 1 September, 10am – 1pm

The first session will cover disability awareness, providing a grounding from which to approach creative and queer audio description.

Session 2: Thursday 2 September, 10am – 1pm

The second session will cover audio description for performance and artists’ moving image, providing an overview of Quiplash’s approach to audio description and its application.

We recommend that participants attend both sessions, if possible, to gain the most from the training with Quiplash.

How to apply

We are offering 10 free places to SUPERLUX members, our free membership scheme for artists based in Scotland. Find out more about how to become a SUPERLUX member here.

To apply for a place, please fill out this form with a brief description of how this training would benefit you and your practice. We also welcome voice notes and video recordings, which can be sent to email hidden; JavaScript is required

As spaces are limited, participants will be selected on the basis of their enthusiasm for incorporating audio description into their practice. We will also seek to select a range of individuals from across Scotland.

Deadline for applications: Monday 9 August, 5pm

Access & Support

The event will be held on Zoom, with the option of live captions. There will be a break on the hour, every hour.

If you have any questions or require any support, please contact Annie Crabtree on email hidden; JavaScript is required or text /​call 07394 042 450.

About Quiplash


Quiplash is queer crip (power) couple Amelia and Al Lander-Cavallo. Amelia, is a queer blind theatre practitioner and academic. Al, is a queer non binary artist and organiser. Quiplash consult, run workshops, training, and make performances. Quiplash provide creative access, focusing on creative audio description. They take space for queer crips (quips), further queer crip performance, and queer accessibility.