Part of BFI collection "Land of Promise".
Video documentation of Nicolás García Uriburu’s work for the 1968 Venice Biennale, where he dyed Venice’s Grand Canal using fluorescein, a harmless pigment which turns a bright green when synthesized by microorganisms in the water.
Six deaf performers-three women, three men- are brought together to devise staged pieces based on their experience of gay and deaf cultures intersecting, and the highly politicized nature of both in Britain. The result is a diverse, assertive collage, ranging from advice on how to seduce a librarian( in silence, of course), to the importance of short hair in visibly proclaiming your lesbianism and deafness: plus an essential beginner's guide to sexual signing. Shot entirely in British Sign Language with subtitles for the hearing.