This film is an experiment in creative access-oriented media production. The starting point is the final sequences of Rihanna’s Fenty x Savage vol. 2 show, which debuted on Amazon Prime in October 2020. The task was to describe and caption this film in ways that model new possibilities for the aesthetic of access.
In the summer of 2020, I had the great pleasure of scripting the audio description track for Sasha Wortzel’s film This is an Address, read by Tourmaline. The film was released by Field of Vision in October 2020 and can be experienced here.
Here’s what the pitch said:
🔮 a party from and for access magic 🌘 featuring: incantations for glitch intimacies & live shows & drag spells & dj sets & captions & audio description & sound description & access doulas & more! 🖤 join us in the conjuring! 🔮
I reviewed the recordings from this party over a year later, when I was relieved of some of the mom energy of being-in-it. And I got my time-shifted blessings. And I got to hang with my friends again. And I realized just how fucking absolutely awesome this party was, one of the most lurid memories from that awful and raucous summer of 2020.
On May 1st, 2020, for the first time in 5 years, I was not celebrating the eternal return of spring on faerie land. Instead, I had the honor of DJing a remote global celebration of Radical Faeries across the world. Here’s the set, which I will remember as one of the most meaningful times I took to the equipment during a period of profound uncertainty and loss.
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