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Artist and wordsmith, whose work engages with issues of access, from acknowledged physical needs to perceived symbolic exclusions. After being selected as one of DAO's New Voices in 2011, Gini's online presence has become an integral part of her arts practice

The Creative Case for... NDACA

20 August 2012

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Close-up photo of a whole walnut, probably the first whole nut I've ever cracked, with layer adjustments, that give it a warm translucent glow and some moody blue-greens

When it comes to fancy dress I think I make a pretty good Borg Queen. And if the conversation dries, I can always announce: 'Resistance is futile, you will be assimilated' - which brings me neatly to the question of integration and, whilst I'm stitching sculptures, my current concern: 'Will Integration kill Disability Arts?' Are we only here for the interim between barbarian past and enlightened future? Will the real or imagined possibility of being embraced and valued fragment any hopes...

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On Borg, Diversity and ways of knowing

27 August 2012

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On a black background, two shimmery translucent white, stitched rectangular pockets, containing small white blobs that represent unborn embryos

Epistemology has evolved via Web 2.0 (Wikipedia!) to entertain the departure from the classical perception of what is accepted as knowledge, to a collective perception of a shifting range of possibilities of knowing.   Inching back from my anxieties about social networking, I'm wondering about the positive possibilities it flags up for the whole issue of diversity. If Diversity is a concept currently shaped by classical ways of knowing, by the human capacity of mind to encompass variations...

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