Twelve D/deaf, neurodivergent and disabled professional artists based in England, Northern Ireland, Wales and Scotland have been commissioned to produce new film and audio works for BBC platforms this summer.
The commissioning programme is part of BBC Arts’ Culture In Quarantine initiative, which has brought the arts into people’s homes during lockdown. The 12 new commissions will champion the work of disabled artists by helping them produce work when some may have been self-isolating, and provide a platform to explore their experiences of living through Covid-19.
AISLE is an animated poetry film created in collaboration with illustrator Jess Fig, which explores the disabled experience of shopping in a supermarket. The piece focuses specifically on the difficult, everyday changes that disabled people have faced as a result of COVID-19 restrictions.
The film will be available to view via BBC Arts later in the year.