Location: ARGOS online

How to caption better #1: video lecture

Christine Sun Kim and Niels Van Tomme with Shannon Finnegan's Do you want us here or not? (2019) © Tallinn Art Hall

This spring, ARGOS presents Activating Captions, an online platform and physical window display that critically engages with captions as a unique form of artistic expression. The project includes artist videos, commissioned texts, and a site-specific intervention by visual artist Shannon Finnegan on the façade of the ARGOS building.

ARGOS' first theme day of Activating Captions focuses on the artistic possibilities of captions.

Christine Sun Kim and Niels Van Tomme, the curators of the project, give an introduction about the importance of captions when experiencing audiovisual art and about the changing culture surrounding it. They expose their process and way of working together, the specific way the project has grown and why they feel it is important to address this topic.

To read a transcript of the conversation: here.

Activating Captions is organised by ARGOS centre for audiovisual arts in Brussels and is made possible with the support of the Nationale Loterij / Loterie Nationale and Brussels-Capital Region.