Disability Arts Online presents Neurophototherapy: Sonia Boué and Jennifer Gilbert in conversation, online


Price: Free


A white woman holds two vanity mirrors which have photographs on them up in the air, obscuring her face

Sonia Boué and Jennifer Gilbert will be in conversation about Sonia’s Neurophototherapy Project on World Autistic Pride Day, Friday 18 June 2021 from 2-3pm.

Neurophototherapy is Sonia Boué’s new Arts Council England funded R&D project, exploring the use of photography and collage to recover from a lifetime of identification with the wrong neurological-type.

Sonia will talk about her work for the project, including a new online exhibition of photo-collages and text called Origin Story and her forthcoming guide to Neurophototherapy practice. Born of her extensive research into neuro-inclusion and neuro-support strategies, Neurophotherapy has already gained interest at the International Autism Research Festival 2021, and with project partners in Singapore. A further body of commissioned writings will also be released later in the year.

Jennifer Gilbert created the Jennifer Lauren Gallery in 2017, to champion and exhibit international self-taught, disabled and overlooked artists who create works outside the contemporary arts field and art history. As a project partner she brings a uniquely informed neuro-normative perspective to the work.

In-depth but informal, this conversation will seek to cover key aspects and findings from the project. The conversation will have been pre-recorded, but there will be time for live questions at the end.

The event will be live on DAO’s YouTube and Facebook Live.

BSL interpretation. Captions. Integrated audio description.