Click the player to hear Sandra discuss arts access, in conversation with Khairani Barokka, Raymond Antrobus & Giles L. Turnbull. Transcript available.
Sandra is a writer, filmmaker and interdisciplinary artist.
Sandra's new film with Ania Urbanowska
Sandra on Lunar Poetry Podcasts
Click to watch a new poem by Alison Smith, in English and British Sign Language. Commissioned by Magma. Captioned, version with audio available at link.
Sandra is co-editor, with Khairani Barokka and Daniel Sluman, of the anthology, Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf and Disabled Poets Write Back (Nine Arches, 2017). Comma Press recently published Sandra's short stories in two anthologies, Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals and Protest! Stories of Resistance. Sandra's live short story with film, Equivalence, was featured on the big screen at Edinburgh Filmhouse in November 2016, and British Council has just commissioned her to write a story in collaboration with Turkish artists.
Besides writing stories and poetry, Sandra directs short documentaries and experimental poetry films. In 2016-17, Sandra was commissioned to co-create five new short documentaries and a curated playlist as part of Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project, in collaboration with Lisa Mattocks and SICK! Festival. She also co-made four short films (three in BSL) with Ania Urbanowska.