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The Unlimited Festival blog engages with artists, producers and audience at one of the biggest exposures of Disability Arts ever to happen in London. Coinciding with the Paralympic games, the festival runs from 30 August – 9 September, 2012

Deborah Caulfield blogs about the talk 'Unlimited and Beyond'

2 September 2012


A collage of black and white photographs of people in an urban setting

So... what happens after Unlimited, after London 2012? What’s next for disability arts? I’m under-qualified to describe the extent to which Unlimited has provided new audiences for disabled artists, but I imagine it’s unprecedented. The questions are, is this being measured, and can it or should it be repeated? More generally and crucially, what and where to next? Caroline Bowditch has been catapulted onto an international stage and the big time is here to stay as far as...

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Colin Hambrook responds to Motion Disabled Unlimited @ Southbank Centre

27 August 2012


photo of a large inflatable sculpture of a figure with short arms in Leicester city centre

A core part of Simon McKeown's 'Motion Disabled Unlimited' commission is an 11-metre-tall  inflatable sculpture of a disabled avatar with short arms, which has been touring the country. Deborah Caulfield wrote a response for DAO, analysing its impact as part of the torch relay celebrations, in South Park, Oxford last month. Since then its been hard to keep up with it. The sculpture appeared in the Festival Square in Edinburgh and in Leicester. From the 29th August to 2nd September it will...

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Viv Colvill from Freewheelers introduces Steep Rain @ Liberty

23 August 2012


Steep Rain is a new digital artwork from Freewheelers, created by the Company. It is one of the results of three years' work on the Audacity project funded by the Arts Council which has enabled us to collect stories about disabled people's lives and interactions in society.  Steep Rain explores experiences of disability choreographed imagery, animation, with a sound track of stories, set to music by Graham Dowdall, to create a visually stunning and powerful experience...

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