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Creative Momentum

28 February 2009


Yesterday I attended the one day ‘Creative Momentum’ here in Auckland.   A  day for listening, learning and sharing.   A time to rethink the past of disability arts and share ideas for the future. As a deafened person,  the Maori sounds presented by Whairitotu, her  language, beauty, gentleness and vibrations in her ritual welcome made a profound impact. She began and ended the day with traditional Maori song and dance and her spirit filtered throughout...

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Auckland, Visits and Artist

25 February 2009


photo shows two men standing in the surf with a dog to the right of the picture playing in the waves

First day in Auckland, unpack, shower and meet up with Colin Hambrook.  We are adventurers and take a trip by ferry to Waiheke Island, it is beautiful.     We have a late lunch by the beach a couple of beers and head back to our hotel, where we both acknowledge we are completely shattered from our journeys.     I try to fathom what happened to Sunday, it was lost in the time travel! Tuesday:   I have arranged to meet Tim Turner, disabled visual artist, sculptor,  jeweller, dancer.    ...

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Auckland, New Zealand

24 February 2009


I've arrived in Auckland, and had an interesting flight over with BA269, whereby 4 flight attendants told me that they do not have films with subtitles, save in Japanese, Italian, Spanish etc.    I thought this can't be true it's 2009 for chrissakes so I explained a little about equal access (such is my mission in life).    The No. 1 Flight attendant was adamant that they do not provide this service and my pleas fell on deaf ears when I explained that I would be destined to an 11 hour...

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New Faces New Places

3 February 2009


a grey charcoal image for this first blog entry on 2nd February 2009

The current economic downturn with its grim grey features hit a personal home with the demise (or postponement at best) of Momentum 09 in New Zealand where i was scheduled to meet a new wave of collaborators and interest to build upon the Many Faces of Discrimination Currently the research and development film created by myself, filmaker Caglar Kimyoncu and sound artist Jon Adams has been very well received and is available to an invited group of interested parties through facebook. I am keen...

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