"My rationale responds to the premise of ‘neuroqueering’ (a term first coined by Nick Walker) which seeks to undermine or subvert dominant structures that remain hostile to non-normative neurodivergent bodyminds. I am interested in exploring the idea of ‘hostile’ spaces through my work with a particular focus on what relational connections mean within ecology.
In my socially engaged practice I am interested in exploring/ co-producing and defining new moralities for social structures that are safer for neurodivergent people.
In my sculptural work I investigate how the human body is open to its surroundings, incorporating shaped materials, unpredictable movement and neurodivergence."
Read more about Sam Metz
Image: Fleeting interruptions, failures, aberrations, Sam Metz
Sam was one of 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to take part in the DASH award wining project: We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV).
The artists staged Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 only, marking the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin.
Sam's intervention; 'Fleeting interruptions, failures, aberrations', took place at Leeds Art Gallery. Read More.
Visit the Project website waivav.org
Visit the DASH Project page