Altered Access: Flashlight Project

April 21, 2023
Event Types
Special Program
Public Program
A light blue architectural blueprint in the background reads: Altered Access Max Wasserman Forum. Event logo features a tilted A that extends into the shape of an L forming the first two letters of the word Altered. There is an image of a pitch black room, where two people facing each other hold up flashlights to illuminate their face

Liza Sylvestre and Christopher Robert Jones, Flashlight Project, John Hansard Gallery, 2022. Photo: Nosa Malcolm

MIT List Visual Arts Center, 20 Ames Street, Wiesner Building (Building E15), Cambridge, MA 02139, e15 Lower Atrium
Day & Time
Free, but registration required.

Liza Sylvestre
Christopher Jones


All in-person attendees will be required to wear masks at all times, with the exception of actively eating or drinking.

ASL interpreters and real-time closed captioning in English will be available. 

The on-site location is wheelchair accessible.

Additional guidelines and participation information will be forthcoming.

For more information, contact:

eagarner [at] (Emily Garner)

Presented in parallel with the 2023 Wasserman Forum: Altered Access, Flashlight Project (FP) by Liza Sylvestre with Christopher Jones addresses a need to reconfigure conversation models in order to consider individuals with differing levels of sensory ability.

FP is interested in how exploring the intersection of learned systems of body and language disrupts systems of normativity. Participants come away from an FP workshop questioning normative modes of communication design and pay specific attention to the demarcation between the private and social body, predicated upon compulsory able-bodiedness. How are subjectivities shaped by systems of meaning and access? How can they be used to create space for others?