What WAIWAV Means to Me
We asked out artists what being part of the We Are Invisible We Are Visible WAIWAV project has mean't to them.
Here is what they said:
"WAIWAV means being part of a group of disabled artists all creating interventions on the same day. It means a lot to share camaraderie with the artists and to highlight the great work being done by disabled artists across the UK.
WAIWAV has given me the opportunity to reflect on the DADA roots in my practice. It's meant I could look closely at and write about the performance piece Buffer and think about what that has all been about. Specifically the sound poetry element.
WAIWAV is an incredible project on so many levels already, and the 2nd July hasn't happened yet. WAIWAV has given me an opportunity to work with a public gallery, the Harris in Preston. WAIWAV is a conversation starter for artists and galleries across the UK. It's provided an introduction and then the galleries have provided the platform. It's a conversation about the art intervention that will take place. It's also a conversation about disabled artists' different needs and ways of working." Nicola Woodham
"This opportunity has allowed me to explore being a Live Artist. It has opened up my practice and inspired me to think boldly."
"I don’t need to restrict myself to theatre I can venture into the world of performance art. I’m also enjoying obsessively looking for chairs. Chairs have become my life."
"Its great to get involved in something different. Dada is fun. Great to experiment."
"Its nice to be connected to a national event involving disabled artists. This seems important."
"I feel empowered"
"It’s really helped with claiming my crip identity. Its felt like being welcomed into a wonderfully dysfunctional family."
"Its good to share our work"