• Stephen Dwoskin

The Dwoskin Project

This is the website of the Dwoskin Project, a three-year investigation into the life and work of Stephen Dwoskin – filmmaker, designer, artist, activist – based at the University of Reading.

Separately, you can view his own website, set up before his death in 2012, here. A selection of his films is available to stream from the BFI here. The project’s Twitter feed is here. We are also on Instagram.

We have published an introduction to Dwoskin's first four major films, to accompany their recent launch on the LUXPLAYER website.

We have recently mounted two streaming events in association with the LUX and Reading's Centre for Film Aesthetics and Cultures (CFAC), under the rubric Dwoskin, disability, and….

The first, with the theme of accessibility, was built around Dwoskin's Channel 4 essay film Face of Our Fear (1992). Both the film and the discussion are available online till 16 June.

In support of the event we published a pair of articles, one on the making and captioning of Face of Our Fear, and one on the film season it grew out of, written for the BFI.

The second, with the theme of sexuality, was built around Dwoskin's first digital film Intoxicated By My Illness (2001). The film and discussion are available online till 27 June.

Both the films and discussions have closed captions and the discussions are BSL-interpreted.

The project publishes a monthly blogpost, also on the LUX website. The most recent one is about the origins of Intoxicated By My Illness.