THU 19 SEPT & FRI 20 SEPT
THE LOWRY, PIER 8, THE QUAYS, SALFORD, M50 3AZ
Presented alongside UNLIMITED CONNECTS NORTH, we present a host of interactive artworks, workshops and audio visual projects which offer bold and engaging perspectives on disability.
GRAPHIC ENCOUNTERS WORKSHOP
KAISA LEKA (FINLAND)
Finnish artist Kaisa Leka will deliver a workshop exploring approaches to graphic story-telling as a way of engaging with the physical, emotional and social challenges of life. Central themes in Leka’s autobiographical comics are disability, politics and spiritual searching.
THE GOLDILOCKS MIXER
FELIX PECKITT (UK)
The Goldilocks Mixer is a sound installation by Felix Peckitt that challenges audiences and participants to think about how sound can welcome or isolate people in shared spaces. The Goldilock Mixer offers an immersive and challenging encounter with sounds and society. Whose voice will be heard? Which sounds will be celebrated and which will be silenced?
DISABILITY ARTS ONLINE ZINE WORKSHOP
DISABILITY ARTS ONLINE (UK)
Zines, or fanzines, are self-published magazines made for little money and distributed cheaply. Join Disability Arts Online in creating a zine based on the themes of this year’ s SICK! Festival. Materials and prompts will be provided, as well as a selection of zines to flip through for inspiration and enjoyment.
More information can be found at on the Disability Arts Online Site
JACKIE HAGAN (UK)
Jackie Hagan is a live artist who was diagnosed with a rare and variable disease. Most commonly ‘sufferers’ live for 5-15 years after symptoms show. This was six years ago. In this new video project she has decided to face it by talking to other artists with shortened and uncertain lifespans.
UNLIMITED COMMISSIONS ON SCREEN
UNLIMITED have commissioned numerous outstanding documentary, animation and artists’ video projects. We present a selection of recently commissioned work.
EVOLUTION (VR INSTALLATION)
ESTHER FOX (UK)
Stepping into the imagined study of Francis Galton, the Father of Eugenics, the viewer will explore a fantasy collection of specimens, making their own selections and facing uncomfortable questions about what we value and what we discard.
PRAMINDA CALEB-SOLLY (UK)
Join Praminda Caleb-Solly (D4D, Bristol Robotics Laboratory/UWE) as she demonstrates the possibilities of telepresence robots for disables people. How can virtual presence affect a person’s sensory experience of place? What is lost and what is gained?