Access Lab & Library

Access Lab & Library (ALL) approaches access as a temporary, collectively-held space, as an experimental field, and as a platform for generosity.

We are Fayen d’Evie, Lloyd Mst and Jon Tjhia. Our lab offers iterative prototyping of inter/sensory access innovations through performance, exhibition and publication collaborations. Our partners are artists, collectives and commissioning organisations.
Our library will share case studies and guides to artist-led access strategies — and, we hope, grow to offer a lending system for access equipment, starting with Naarm/Melbourne and regional Victoria.

We’re in pursuit of access beyond baseline compliance; access that aligns with individual and collective ethics and distinctive creative practices.

… more to come, soon …

We work from the unceded sovereign lands, waters and skies of Wurundjeri Woi Wurrung and Jaara Country, in the south-east corner of so-called Australia.


10 September 2023

Here's an excerpt from a 1968 Star Trek episode, ‘Is There in Truth No Beauty?’ – which starred a sighted actress, Diana Muldaur, playing a blind telepath.

The episode centres on a Medusan Ambassador, carried around in a special box, who is so formless that anyone who sees him – without a red visor for protection – is instantly turned murderously insane …

This description prompt is a “reminds me of …” task. Watch the excerpt and pay special attention to colours and facial expressions. Then watch again, pausing on certain colours or expressions that draw your attention. What memories or free associations do they bring up for you? 

Make a voice recording, stringing together descriptions of different colours and facial expressions that struck you, sharing what each one reminds you of …

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