Chained for Life attacks traditional notions of what’s “normal” or “pleasant.”
When an attendee in a wheelchair was unable to enter a Paris fair, it raised questions about the inclusion of and sensitivity to the artists, patrons, and attendees making and engaging with Outsider Art.
Clubs for ugly people, ear trumpets designed for mourners, mesmerism as a cure — disability in the 19th century reflected all of the Victorian era’s oddities and societal changes. Nineteenth-Century Disability: Cultures & Contexts is a digital research archive of text and images on this more overlooked aspect of history.
If you want to play an orchestral instrument and have a disability restricting play to one hand, there are currently no options. A competition underway organized by the One-Handed Musical Instrument Trust (OHMI) with Ars Electronica is striving to improve opportunities for those excluded from music.
A new eBook is aiming to make that starscape engaging for everyone, including the visually impaired.
Jérôme Bel’s new piece, Disabled Theater, now at New York Live Arts as part of Performa 13, has gotten a fair amount of positive press and reviews, but it felt complicated to me, and not always in good ways.