Project Space
Hand Conversations
Amie Anderson

Touching on the nature of relationships, collaboration and inclusion in Arts and Disability studio environments. A series of ‘conversations’ takes place between the artists and facilitators, through the gestures of hands – replacing mouths – and acknowledging the importance and subtleties of non – verbal communication, especially when working and communicating with non-verbal artists. In consideration of the fact that many artists work as art facilitators and mentors as a day job, it is valuable to contemplate both the meaning and actualization of terms like collaboration and inclusion, which are often thrown around in Art and Disability contexts – and to consider the kinds of exchanges that take place within the studio.