Cultural Exchange

When Disability and Digital Collide


Organised by Very Special Arts, National Arts Council, Singapore International Foundation and British Council , When Disability and Digital Collide will feature independent digital producer, Sarah Pickthall, sharing how digital technology can be harnessed to empower people with disability in:

  • Getting the access they need, to reach their potential in life and the workplace;
  • Harnessing extraordinary ways to express hidden perspectives as individuals and communities;
  • Finding new ways of making art accessible for performances and artworks for everyone to enjoy.

Light refreshments will be provided.

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About The Speaker

Sarah Pickthall is an independent digital producer working with disabled and deaf artists and makers in the UK and globally. Sarah was the Artistic Director of from 2013-2017, a community project which gives hundreds of people with learning disability access to the digital, many for the first time.

In 2013, Sarah and Jo Verrent started Short Circuit – a research project looking at all the wonderful things that can happen when digital and disability collide. Short Circuit means ‘the path of least resistance’. Funded by Arts Council England, Short Circuit worked with Lighthouse Digital Arts Agency in Brighton as part of the Brighton Digital Festival when Honor Harger, now the Executive Director of the ArtScience Museum in Singapore, was at the helm. Short Circuit paired disabled and deaf artists from all disciplines with digital artists and producers. The outcomes were extraordinary.

Sarah is currently the producer for deaf dancer/choreographer Chisato Minamimura who explores sound visually and through vibrations, which are illustrated beautifully in her most recent work – Scored in Silence (showing at British Council Edinburgh Showcase 2019 and ready to tour). Sarah also co-founded the Sync Programme and developed Sync Singapore Programme 2019 alongside Jo Verrent.

Time:12:00 - 14:00
Date:15 Jul 2019
Venue:International Involvement Hub
60A Orchard Road, #04-01, Tower 1
The Atrium@Orchard, Singapore 238890
Map:click here


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