A heady and multi-layered assemblage of Deaf history, drawing on research into The Milan Conference of 1880 which led to a ban on teaching sign language in schools for the deaf.
“Jenny Brady uses D/deaf history to frame the various complementary strands of its examination into the ways in which we communicate. Adopting multiple forms – from the audio of a crosswire telephone call, to documentary footage of student protest, to interrogative discussion and re-enactment – Brady converses in a multiplicity of methods that echoes the various types of dialogue at the crux of her subject matter. In doing so, Receiver probes at the politics of how we speak and listen, and who is granted the freedom to do one or the other, with incision and style.”
— Ben Nicholson