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.
August 27, 2016 - by Trish Wheatley
Martin O’Brien’s Viewfinder commission has delved into the SPILL archives and emerged as a set of conversations and accompanying playlist that are sure to spark further debate and enquiry.
Disability Arts Online’s Viewfinder project is all about enabling people to find views on the world through artists videos in order to instigate meaningful conversations. The Illness
August 26, 2016 - by Creative Minds
What are we talking about?
We were at the Pallant House Gallery, Chichester and we went to see the Radical Craft exhibition, which I thought was “alternative art”. Artists used different materials and the artists came from different parts of the world including Denmark, Japan and Germany and of course the UK.
What did it look like?
August 22, 2016 - by Katherine Araniello
In the wake of highly inspirational Olympics and Paralympics in Rio, an ordinary human caught up with a superhuman:
What is the most superhuman thing about you? (Please pick only one superhuman quality)
Oh God, there are so many. If I had to go with just one, I guess raising my eyebrows is probably the most superhuman
August 22, 2016 - by Richard Downes
This shop keeper wants our money
But we have paid
And we will pay
And we will pay again
Before the revolution of iron and steel
We were fools
Wise and Foolish
And we paid
And we will pay
And we will pay again
Then we were locked up
In red brick institutions
Where we worked
To work to pay
Before we paid again
And how we paid
August 22, 2016 - by Sandra Alland
Following on from my last blog post, I've continued to develop the staged reading of my short story, "Equivalence". While receiving choreographic/movement mentorship from Claire Cunningham and Caroline Bowditch, I was also planning a film shoot at my new flat (uh-oh time to unpack!) with nine performers, a filmmaker and a BSL interpreter. 11 people
August 22, 2016 - by Nina Muehlemann
There are some definite perks when you are a disabled person or going out with one. Everyone knows about the parking, of course, but did you know that, just by being a crip or dating one, you can see the year’s most anticipated play, sold out until end of 2017, shortly after the premiere with
August 17, 2016 - by Colin Hambrook
In the run up to DAO’s launch of the Viewfinder video platform we had a lively roundtable discussion event last Wednesday in the Pacitti Company’s premises and home of the SPILL Live Art Festival in Ipswich.
SPILL Festival has been showcasing radical performance practice since 2007. It stands to reason that since much of live art
August 12, 2016 - by Gemma Nash
Recently I’ve attended two MMU led events that I found particularly interesting, both of which broadly examined ‘human’ ways of being, notions of creativity and human flourishing. In connection with the first of these events – Theorising Normalcy And The Mundane - I have been working with the fantastic DMLab in Manchester on my Beyond Vocal Norms
August 12, 2016 - by Nina Muehlemann
Tempting Failure, a performance festival ran for its 5th year from July 21st – July 29th with events taking place in several venues in Hackney, London. After being held in London in its first year, the festival was held in Bristol for a few years until it returned to London. While Tempting Failure is not
August 10, 2016 - by Corina Duyn
This year The 25% ME Group are placing the spotlight on Remembrance. The 8th of August 2016 was the the fourth annual Severe M.E. Day for Understanding and Remembrance.
"However, sad to say, the life experiences of many of those who are no longer with us were marred by a terrible lack of understanding. So Remembrance highlights the need for Understanding. They go very