if you can’t share no one gets any is an exhibition by Cinenova, a volunteer run feminist film and video distributor based at LUX, Waterlow Park. Cinenova has invited artist Carolyn Lazard and the worker collective Collective Text to share the space of this exhibition to present work which addresses some of the barriers to the access of film and video in its production, distribution and exhibition.
Carolyn Lazard’s video A Recipe for Disaster (2017, USA, 27 mins) uses the first programme shown with captions on US television, a cookery show, The French Chef (1972), to compose a wider study on the terms of media accessibility, and a call to produce more inclusive communities. Alongside Lazard’s video installation, Cinenova has invited Collective Text, a Glasgow-based worker collective who share skills and expertise to deliver intersectional access projects, specialising in creative Captioning and Audio Description for art and experimental film, to begin a longer-term access project with the titles within the Cinenova collection. Collective Text work in consultation with D/deaf & Hard of Hearing, Blind & Visually Impaired and Disabled artists and audiences.
Please join us for a Breakfast Opening on Wednesday 15th August at LUX, 9am–10.30am, for a special preview of the exhibition with free coffee, tea and pastries. All welcome.