In 2020, Joshua developed a series of works collaboratively with his family and members of the Canberra Deaf community. They navigated intersecting lines of inquiry of Deaf culture, education, local histories and media representation. Joshua will be using his residency as an opportunity to extend these conversations to new audiences, develop a broader scope and forge new connections.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Joshua Ophel‘s practice-led research engages video, interview and collaboration to examine dialogue as a site of performance for identity and power relations. Through these forms, he deploys reflexive listening and interpreting to navigate the spaces between Auslan and English from his bilingual and bicultural position of child of Deaf adults (Coda).