How to caption better #1: video lecture
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. Visitors can experience the exhibition project online.
Christine Sun Kim and Niels Van Tomme, the curators of the project, will give an introduction about the importance of captions when experiencing audiovisual art and about the changing culture surrounding it. They will 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. The conversation will be followed by a Q&A. A sign language interpreter will be present.
After the livestream has finished, the video will be posted online on our social media and website with captions in three languages.