In "Able", Sandra Alland uses stop-motion photography and recorded voice to create a metaphoric and literal vision of barriers to access. The text mixes poetry with benefit applications, border control terminology, and medical and blood donor questionnaires. Notions of (dis)ability, race, class, gender identity and sexuality intersect to ask the question: "Who gets to be 'able'"?
Sandra Alland is a writer, performer and intermedia artist. Her photographs and short films have been shown in major exhibitions at Glasgow Gallery of Modern Art, mac Birmingham and Berlin's Schwules Museum. Her work has also appeared at Toronto's Contact Photography Festival, Berlin's Entzaubert Queer DIY Film Festival, San Francisco Transgender Film Festival and London's GFest.
Sandra is founder and member of b)other Collective, a Scottish group of LGBTI Deaf and Disabled artists. She has published two books of poetry and a collection of short fiction. Sandra is currently on tour in North America with the multimedia performance ensemble, Zorras.