SAN ALLAND

WRITER, ARTIST, CURATOR

Click the player to listen to San discuss arts access, in conversation with Khairani Barokka, Raymond Antrobus & Giles L. Turnbull.
Transcript available at link.

Sandra Alland is a writer, interdisciplinary artist and filmmaker.

   

A film by Sandra Alland & Ania Urbanowska

Sandra Alland on Lunar Poetry Podcasts

WELCOME

San writes poetry and off-the-wall literary fiction, with a focus on politics and experimental forms.

     Author of three poetry books, San co-edited Stairs and Whispers: D/deaf & Disabled Poets Write Back (2017). British Council commissioned San's short fiction for their 2018 Discover Project, and Manchester's Comma Press commissioned stories for the 2017 anthologies, Thought X: Fictions and Hypotheticals and Protest! Stories of Resistance. San's live short story with film, Equivalence, recently featured on the big screen/stage at Barbican, Edinburgh Filmhouse and Summerhall.

     San also creates documentaries and poetry films. Besides recent commissions to co-create five new documentaries and a curated playlist for Disability Arts Online's Viewfinder project, San co-made four short film-poems (three featuring British Sign Language) with Ania Urbanowska.  

     San is an independent curator; projects include Oska Bright/ GSFF, BFI Flare, Edinburgh Filmhouse, The Theatre Centre (Toronto), and Scotland's accessible queer and trans arts project, Cachín Cachán Cachunga!

2019

New publications!

 

1. Read or listen to San's new, four-part commissioned series on criticism at Disability Arts Online, examining the idea of 'quality' in relation to marginalised artists. All pieces with audio versions. Part 3 includes advice in BSL from deaf writer/
performer, Bea Webster (captioned; voice-over).

 

2. San's story, 'Smudged', is part of We Were Always Here: A Queer Words Anthology, (404 Ink).

RECENT PROJECTS

Click the player to watch 'Long Lost Lover' (2017), a poem by deaf poet, Bea Webster, in British Sign Language and English. Captioned; transcript and version with audio at link.

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