El Alto

EL ALTO

Teatro Teresa Carreño, Función Entramado. International Day of Persons with Disabilities/ Día Internacional de las Personas con Discapacidad, 2017.   @argen_photo. Courtesy of / Cortesía de Fabiola Zérega

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INTRODUCTION

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The publication is anchored in the words of UK artist Yinka Shonibare’s bold declaration that disability arts is the last Avant-Garde arts movement.

d/Deaf and disability arts / Arte, Discapacidad y Culturas Sordas d/Deaf and disability arts / Arte, Discapacidad y Culturas Sordas

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GLOSSARY

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Definitions are provided in both English and Spanish with some consideration of the different cultural contexts in which the words are used.

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Profile - Edu O. - Brazil

DEAR BIPEDS

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In an open letter, Edu O. defines bipedalism, outlines the collective experience of the ageing body, and calls for a disability-led paradigm shift.

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Profile - British Council

A Transformational Legacy

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Looking back at the partnership between Unlimited and the British Council - a joint venture that brought disability arts to a global stage

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Profile - Elian Chali - Argentina

Elian Chali

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Argentine artist Elian Chali, reflects on his approach to the urban world through the production of a politically-committed art that generates questions, rather than answers.

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Profile - Vanessa Dion Fletcher - Canada

Finding Language

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Vanessa Dion Fletcher discusses work highlighting an important juncture of disability and indigeneity in her practice.

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Profile - Eliza Chandler & Elwood Jimmy - Canada

Temporality and Acces(sen)sibility

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A push for a different relationship with time, temporality and ‘acces(sen)sibility’

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Profile - Fabiola Zérega - Venezuela

FABIOLA ZÉREGA

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Fabiola Zérega shares her experience as a dancer, an advocate of disability rights, and the producer of Am Danza de Habilidades Mixtas.

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Profile - Amanda Cachia - USA

The Politics of Creative Access: Dis/ability in Curatorial Practice

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Amanda Cachia argues for curatorial practices that embody a “creative access” framework which centers considerations of access in the art-object, the exhibit, and the artist-curator relationship.

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Profile - Critical Design Lab - USA

Contra*

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Contra* is a podcast hosted by Aimi Hamraie and produced by the Critical Design Lab.

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Profile - Bubulina - Colombia

Bubulina

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Art-ivism is resistance.

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Profile - Alex Bulmer - Canada

Pandemic Postcards

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This glimpse into the lives of artists from around the globe, is sometimes quirky, sometimes heart-wrenching, often unexpected, always genuine.

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Profile - Victor H, Mariana Tirado Martin, Gina Rubio, y Diego Lamas Encabo - Mexico

Self-Portraits

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Artists Víctor H., Mariana Tirado Martin, Gina Rubio, and Diego Lamas Encabo share their relationship to their art, body, and interior world.

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Profile - Marcos Antonio Guerrero Herrera - Cuba

Marcos Antonio Guerrero Herrera

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An introduction to the work and life of the artist, Marcos Antonio Guerrero, who depicts close encounters with galactic realities from a paranoid schizophrenic worldview.

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Profile - British Council

Art and disability: an agent of change in Mexico

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An Arts and Disability programme that has accompanied the development of the movement and its cultural agents.

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Profile - Deaf Interiors - Canada

Deaf Interiors

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The theme of Deaf joy flows through the culmination of a three-month digital artist incubator, presenting the multi-disciplinary works of six Deaf Canadian artists.

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Profile - British Council

Relaxed Performances in Canada

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Exploring accessibility in the Canadian theatre landscape through the implementation of the Relaxed Performances framework.

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Profile - Centro Gabriel Mistral - Chile

Centre Gabriela Mistral

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Art as a vehicle for social transformation

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Profile - Teatro La Plaza - Peru

A Year of Hamlet

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The collaborative work between the actors and the production team of Hamlet at Teatro La Plaza represented an achievement not only on stage, but above all on a personal level.

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Profile - Discreantes - Mexico

Discreantes

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Discreantes: an alternative way of assuming precariousness

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Profile - Alejandra D'Elia - Argentina

Ecologies of accessibility

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Alejandrina D’Elia explores past and present accessibility initiatives by various theatres, projects and cultural centres located in Argentina, Chile, and Peru.

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Profile - Aimi Hamraie & Floyd Morris - USA & Jamaica

The Morris Scale

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A discussion on Jamaica’s resilience against inaccessible infrastructure created by colonialism and the creation of the Morris scale.