Short Circuit – When disability and digital collide
What might happen if the internet had psychosis? What does a deaf city trail sound like?
Short Circuit is a strategic action research project commissioned by Arts Council England, South East and led by disabled artists & digital curators Sarah Pickthall and Jo Verrent who last year brought you Push Me working with Watershed and BDH in Bristol.
Hatched at Mozilla London sautéed at and sponsored by Lighthouse and served up for your delectation at Brighton Digital Festival 2013 we present a smattering of our Short Circuit artists in no particular order:
Choreographer Chisato Minamimura can’t hear the music but is mapping the maths to visualise new choreographic forms with Dave Packer of Sheep Films
Film maker Caroline Ward presents extracts from her audio-visual souvenir of a city sonifying locations through walking, imagery and imagining the linked sound memories. Working with artist Anya Ustaszewski and Dave Mee of Madlabs.
Mixed media artist Dolly Sen is exploring the concept of what a mental breakdown might look like if experienced by the internet. What would it be like if the internet heard voices, had hallucinations or thought disorder? What if the internet thought it was Jesus?
Visual artist Jon Adams goes feral using his experiences of Aspergers and dyslexia to tap into the hidden Book of Mozilla – creating sound in response (The Book of Mozilla is a computer Easter egg found in the Netscape and Mozilla series of web browsers).