Saturday, 10 August 2013

Making disability visible

JOHN Lennon and Yoko Ono were famous for a peace 'bed in'. Now performance artist Liz Crow has been 'Bedding Out' in Edinburgh to highlight poverty and disability.

The project sees artist-activist Liz Crow taking her private bed-oriented life and placing it in the public arena for all to see.

Bedding Out has been commissioned as part of Disability Arts Online’s Diverse Perspectives project, which is commissioning eight disabled artists across the UK to make a new artwork.

Working closely with host organisations, artists produce work that sparks conversations and debate about the Creative Case for Diversity.

Bedding out has been taking place on Friday 9th August from 10.00am and on­ Saturday 10th August from 4.00pm at Hunt and Darton Cafe, 17-21 St Mary's Street, EH1 1SU (wheelchair accessible, including loo). There have been conversations around the bed on Friday at 1pm and 5pm, and Saturday at 10am and 2pm, with BSL.

Roaring Girl Productions (RGP) is a creative media company working in film, audio, text and performance. It seeks to combine high quality creative work with practical activism.

There is more information about Bedding Out online here.

This is not a Just Festival event, but we are happy to give it profile and support. 

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