As part of a series of artistic responses from the artist-led initiative Disconsortia, based in the North-east and supported by Disability Arts Online through our D4D project, Pauline Heath shares a collage that reflects her practice.
As part of a series of artistic responses and reflections on the artist-led initiative Disconsortia, emerging artist Steph Robson aka Hello Little Lady talks about her engagement with the north-east based consortium, supported by Disability Arts Online through our D4D project.
A workshop exploring the development process of a virtual reality interactive artwork that looks at the troubling legacy of eugenics.
Electric Bodies is a series of eight poetry cycles by Allan Sutherland taken from the transcripts of oral history interviews with practitioners from within the Disability Arts Movement. Within the context of the D4D project Electric Bodies aims to examine aspects of disabled artists lives that give voice to some of the main concerns of the disability arts movement. As part of the program Mark Hetherington made the following series of animations, using drawings by Colin Hambrook illustrating Allan Sutherland’s transcription poetry cycles
On Saturday 25 January 2020, the Bushwick Book Club presented artists’ responses to CULL, Tanvir Bush’s sharp, outrageous, and uncomfortable satire about the deadly underside side of discrimination. Author and researcher Dr. Tanvir Bush, wrote this dark satire about the current British welfare system highlighting the desperate plight of disabled people in Britain today.
‘Making Merry’ is a cycle of transcription poems based on a series of interviews with the writer, performer and athlete Robin Surgeoner.
Praminda Caleb-Solly is Co Investigator on the Catch Me If You Can project and team leader for assisted living in the Bristol Robotics Laboratory at UWE. For Catch Me If You Can she has been developing a series of events called Leaky Robots – these events are exploring ways a Robot Double can support access to culture for disabled people as well as the role new technologies play in giving disabled people greater independence. The Robot Doubledevice is designed to give agency and autonomy through a remote connection.
‘Not Getting Lost’ is a cycle of transcription poems based on a series of interviews with the writer and theatre director Vici Wreford-Sinnott, Artistic Director of Little Cog Theatre Company.
As part of DAO’s Electric Bodies project – Disconsortia brought twenty disabled artists from the North East of England together at the ARC arts centre in Stockton on 6th and 7th November 2019. Producer Vici Wreford-Sinnott reflects on the impact of the workshop and cabaret events on the disability arts community.
As part of DAO’s Electric Bodies project – Disconsortia, produced by Vici Wreford-Sinnott – brought twenty disabled artists from the North East of England together at the ARC arts centre in Stockton. Writer-in-residence Lisette Auton reflects on the two-day workshop.