Inspired by WAIWAV and the 102nd Anniversary of the 1st Dada Exhibition I contributed to the online takeover organised by Amanda Lynch, “The Other Intervention“. Check more fabulous work from disabled artists on Instagram.
Here’s a wonderful piece by Kruse. “Sometimes it seems like you can only find success as a disabled artist if you make work *about* disability.”
She expresses how she feels when writing proposals or applications for shows, exhibitions, funding or residencies….
My eyes grow tried, my words in my head get jumbled. If I didn’t feel stupid, I do at the application stage always. Hidden disabilities so many barriers!
Here’s some of my own work and video I collaborated with Mark Allred.
This Instagram template to disrupt the hashtag feed with exhibition labels that calls out to gatekeepers to invite disabled artist into their space. This template touches on inclusivity and accessibility, both digitally and physically.
It was supposed to be a friendly way to join forces to challenge the system and ask to be invited in.
Frame: 1: text reads “The Other Intervention”
Frame 2: A person’s mouth is mouthing backwards and it’s without sound.
Frame 3: Audio of a man saying, “I’m a white man with blue eyes. In my late thirties”
Frame 4: Montage of lips flashing
Frame 5: Audio of a man saying, “I’ve got brown brown hair and a bit of a beard.”
Frame 6: text whizzing pass the screen reading “I’m a white man with blue eyes. In my late thirties, I have brown brown hair and a bit of a beard.
My pronouns are him/his.” I’m a whi e man wi blue eye . In my la e ir ie , I’ve o olden brown hair and a bi of a beard. My pronoun are he and him.”
Frame 7: Audio of a man saying, “My pronouns are him/his”.
Frame 8: Ear is spinning in the frame.
Final frame: A man with a beard is speaking. The audio and caption reads ““I’m a white man with blue eyes. In my late thirties, I have brown brown hair and a bit of a beard. My pronouns are him/his.”