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For a disabled artists’ view of disability and deaf arts culture

This section of DAO provides disabled artists and writers with a space to give our readers an inside view of their art practice, share thoughts and receive comments and feedback.

These blogs provide an informative and entertaining insight into how disability and impairment are experienced from a disability perspective.

The opinions expressed in these pages are not necessarily those of DAO.

 

‘All The Things We Could Have Been’ – a new performance project led by Robin Surgeoner

In October 2016, I was approached by Robin Surgeoner (AKA Angryfish) who is a Writer, Performer, Workshop Leader, Qualified Trainer and Disabled Artist. He was developing a special performance of his one man play "All The Things We Could Have Been". At first I didn't really know what to expect and only knew that Robin had ...

Kevin Coyne’s ‘Beautiful Extremes’ – a little known classic from 1977

Beautiful Extremes is a collection of songs Kevin Coyne recorded between 1974 and 1977, either as radio sessions, or at the Manor studios in Oxfordshire and the Alvic studio in Wimbledon. Many were recorded at a time Kevin was working with a rock band and had remained unreleased. I remember the first time I saw Kevin ...

Especially Special

The battle for language, what it means and more to the point, I think, is what it does to you. This is the second Martin poem in a way. Maybe I was lolling around thinking about myself and the things I'd said during the day. Then Martin happened by. Martin told me that there is ...

Martin

Martin came to me one sleepless night following a day of revelation. He's  not alone in these lines. There's two of him. The Martin I lived with at school and the Martin I lived with in the kids home. A composite Martin. Hi everybody Come say hello to Martin Ask him bout the weather Ask him bout the time Martin ...

Happy New Year, from DAO to our community

This isn’t a blog about New Year’s resolutions or how I’m going to fail to keep them. It’s simply a thank you and a small request. Thank you to our loyal Disability Arts Online community of readers, artists, and bloggers. Thank you to the first-time readers or contributors who are considering signing up to the ...

New Years News

Happy 2017. Hopefully better than last year. This is a little of what I'm up to. I'm looking forward to making new collaborations and re-igniting old ones. I'm hoping to further my work around Weather and Climate Change and how that ties in with wellbeing. This will combine making and curating. UNFIXED - PERVASIVE MEDIA STUDIO 2017 will ...

comin ov rage

(some) brokenword in brokentimes - dedicated to all on diy 13 (in leith - season, rhea, rebecca, nathaniel, andrea, alexandrina) plus lada in general / also celf / daily life unlimited / dash / dao / madstudiers all sides all borders (... mad studies north east collective, launchpad, qmu / caps ...), (vis/perf)poets & (free)improvisers ...

Full Moonage Daydream – A Device

Walking up the hill this morning (14.12.2016) i saw a moon and shot it with a camera. In my head i was reciting Autumn Almanac: 'I like my football on a Saturday. Roast beef on Sunday. Alright'. Sparked into reverie by consideration of a chapter in Unfaithful Music and Disappearing Ink; The Colour of the Blues, In ...