Lara talks about her arts practice and about the fascinating work she has recently become involved in - audio description - which bridges her arts practice and her work with theatre and her background in the disability and arts sector.
Lara shares her insights into the way she sees the world as a visual artist and how she uses this set of skills and practices - "thinking about texture and light and the qualities of materials, what that looks like to the eye, how that feels in the hand" to make accessible to vision impaired people the visual aspect of theatre. And she describes the process by which a conversation about what audio description is becomes the creative spark for a new exhibition which flips the idea on its head: "someone's slight misinterpretation of what the process is and then the realisation that it is a bit confusing and maybe playing with that confusion."
... you can trial things in quite a spontaneous way without necessarily having to seek approval or documentation. While I imagine that you’d have initiatives say in the public health sector where you know you’ve got a good idea but you have to tick boxes before you can get approval to do it. There is kind of a lets just try it and see how it goes in the arts and that allows things to move forward quite quickly.
Update: November 4. Lara was selected as one of five winners and will travel to the UK in 2014. Congratulations Lara!