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Selling You Nothing on Ebay by Dolly Sen

Selling You Nothing on Ebay

Looking for a bargain? Looking for a gift that just keeps giving? I will stop at nothing to make sure your consumerism is satisfied. If you follow my blog, you know I have previously created art that doesn't exist. Go to http://disabilityartsonline.org.uk/dolly_sen_blog?filter_by_month_added=2011-11 or to http://www.disabilityartsonline.org.uk/dolly_sen_blog?item=1756 to see examples. I want to create an empire ...

Image of a head with several rooms in which tortuous acts are visualised as a metaphor for everything we're not allowed to say about our oppression by the powers that be

is hearing the voice durhams uncritical promoting ov eugenicist awarded medal by göring cooool?

godwins laws some internet-saying as discussion grows anything will end compared to hitler but hearing the voice durham do include writings ov eugenicist given medal by göring in their current exhibition / online & completely without context & ...

normality uninstalled by Dolly Sen

Uninstalling Normality – madness and technology

Some of us who have been labeled with disabled minds find normality tedious and desperate, and our own experiences belittled and devalued. To use a technological analogy, madness is seen as malfunctioning in the programming and not an appropriate reaction to the system that it finds itself in. The divergent ...

Photograph of Alex Cowan in a loft carrying a box

Alex Cowan, NDACA Archivist, Digs DAM History

In his latest blog, Alex Cowan, NDACA Archivist, explores just what made the Disability Arts Movement (DAM) history so accessible – those who went before him.

“The next best thing to knowing something is knowing where to find it” (Samuel Johnson) “Knowledge of the world in only to be acquired in the
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storm is risin. 2016. 9’51”

sound-art these end times -updated sonic response to some monologues from redvoice first created and performed at birminghams beyond the boundaries festival back in 2004. that live performance accompanied by free-improv musicians keith jafrate and dave kane. redvoice was subsequently published in edgecities, skrev press, 2006. on discharge from particularly ...

Vouchers for Mad People

Some Vouchers for Mad People

I am putting together my mad art and words that I have created over the years for a book, to be published by Eleusinian Press. This is one of my old works, but the vouchers are still valid! I am looking forward creating my version of the DSM, or ...

Image of Katherine Araniello holding a beach ball with a prosthetic hand.

A day in the life of a SUPERHUMAN

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 ...

How I participated in a national art event without leaving home.

I wasn't planning to do anything about Tanya Raabe-Webber and her Portraits Untold. I'd seen it reviewed on the DAO website and Facebook page and decided it wasn't for me. The actual event seemed expensive (though there were bursaries) and I ruled it out on the basis of having to travel to London ...

Digital artwork by Deborah Caulfield depicts a dog looking at a ghostly figure of a fur coat

A picture paints three hundred words

I often take comfort in EH Gombrich's assertion that 'There is no such thing as art, only artists.' So, here's me being an artist, not doing art. And here's me writing about my latest autobiographical picture, made on the tablet, images grabbed from the internet, fiddled with and fixed, placed in layers, then more ...

What’s in a Name?

“The right words are worth a hundred regiments”, V.I. Lenin in Capitalist Ideology in Anti-Capitalist Politics “Ceci n’est pas une pipe?” Rene Magritte At NDACA, we have collected over one thousand images  and are aiming for two thousand by project end.   In my role as NDACA project archivist, I am now working on the ...