Neurodivergent Media

Allison Leigh Holt

2013-2020

Video

 

Since 2013, Allison Leigh Holt has taught experimental video to autistic teens and adults, developing a pedagogy she calls Neurodivergent Media. Students sense, process, and exchange information according to distinctive protocols that run counter to dominant societal norms: they acknowledge the personhood of nonhuman entities, enjoy heightened sense perception, and are drawn to mythological structures describing cycles and epicycles of time that reflect their own physical and psychic experiences. Embracing the invention of new definitions of time, context, personhood, vibration and frequency, experimental video ushers autistic ways of knowing into form.

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