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We Are Invisible We Are Visible

DaDa is dead. Long live DaDa!​​​​​​​

On 2 July 2022, 31 Disabled artists disrupted 30 locations with surreal interventions, in recognition of the 102nd anniversary of the first DaDa International Exhibition.

Alongside the interventions Disability Arts Online were commissioned by DASH to produce a Zine, distributed at venues on the day, as well as the WAIWAV website.

This will no doubt prove a valuable resource documenting Dada and Disability Arts.

​​​​​​​Visit the WAIWAV website
social media: #WAIWAV​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Read more about the We Are Invisible We Are Visible event on 2nd July on the Disability Arts Online website. Soundcloud recording available.​​​​​​​​​​​​​​ were also commissioned by DASH to capture the essence of the day in rhte spirit of Dada.

Watch the accompanying film below.

Please note that there are some flashing images.

Film response to We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV)
Film maker: JUSTIN EDGAR

Justin Edgar is an award-winning British film maker. He is an advocate for better representation of disabled people both in front of and behind the camera. Commissioned by DASH, this new film is created from footage of thirty different interventions by artists who identify as D/deaf, disabled or neurodivergent.

Edgar describes ‘a Dadaist film for the digital age, which will eviscerate the interventions and reassemble them in random order’, this film both captures and celebrates artists with disabilities or neurodivergence whose practice is often invisible in wider society. Edgar himself was diagnosed as hard of hearing as a teenager.

WAIWAV host galleries:

Arnolfini, Bristol; John Hansard Gallery, University of Southampton; The Pier Arts Centre, Stromness; Centre for Contemporary Art Derry~Londonderry; Golden Thread Gallery, Belfast; VOID, Derry; Grizedale Arts, Cumbria; Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston; HOME, Manchester; Liverpool Biennial; Manchester Art Gallery; Tate Liverpool; Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead; The Hepworth, Wakefield; Leeds Art Gallery; MIMA - Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art ; Site Gallery, Sheffield; Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea; Ikon, Birmingham; Nottingham Contemporary; Newlyn Art Gallery and The Exchange, Cornwall; Tate St Ives; Firstsite, Colchester, Essex; Focal Point Gallery, Southend on Sea; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes; Modern Art Oxford; Tate Britain, London; Tate Modern, London; Towner Art Gallery, Eastbourne; Turner Contemporary, Margate.

The WAIWAV artists:

Stav Meishar; AIM (Art In Motion); Tony Heaton /Terry Smith; Bel Pye; Kristina Veasey; Chris Tally Evans; Porcelain Delaney; Nicola Woodham; Grace Currie; Alice Quarterman; Dora Colquhoun; April Lin 林森; Lisette Auton; Caroline Cardus; Jenette Coldrick; Ashokkumar Mistry; Cheryl Beer; Sonia Boué; Christina Lovey; Alex Billingham; Luke ‘Luca’ Cockayne; Andrea Mindel; gobscure; Jo Munton/Stephanie Finegan; Mianam Bashir/Emma Powell; Aaron Williamson; Sam Metz; Hayley Hindle; Anahita Harding; Chisato Minamimura; Alistair Gentry.

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Disability Art​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​