SUNDAY 13 DECEMBER 2015: 12noon
Films by and/or about disabled artists
Dreamsville, Shadowlight Artists, UK, 2015, 3m.
The Shadowlight Artists are an independent group of digital artists with learning disabilities based in Oxfordshire, supported by Film Oxford. Dreamsville Is a short fantasy film made by the group. Dreamsville is a magical land of tiny people, but what happens when Giants invade? http://www.filmoxford.org/artist/ https://www.facebook.com/shadowlightartists
My Mother Tongue, Antonia Attwood, UK, 2014, 5m.
Exploring a mother’s experience with Bipolar disorder, as imagined through the eyes of her daughter, the work interrogates how it feels to be vulnerable and overwhelmed by the world living with a medical condition. Available to watch free online at: https://vimeo.com/98424930 English: no sub-titles.
Hip Op, Stephen Lee Hodgkins, UK, 2015, 2m.
This video poem recites Barbara’s encounter with a hospital consultant, his recommendation for her to have a hip operation and her reaction to this. Barbara’s poetry often playfully explores the everyday experience of impairment and disability to challenge its misrepresentation and promote it with pride. Available to watch free online at: https://youtu.be/1eVGut0XY7s English: no sub-titles.
7 Short Films on Madness, Sean Burn, UK, 2015, 15m. A series of seven short performances to camera, each humorously and compelling answering back phrases such as ‘cracking up’ and ‘screw loose’, with accompanying soundscapes. Available to watch free online at: https://vimeo.com/140976547 English: no sub-titles.
Are you mad yet? Kristina Veasey, UK, 2015, 1:44m. The Bare Bones (Dickie Lupton-White aka Bonk Bipolar and Simon Wood) perform their popular song. Available to watch free online at https://youtu.be/ajvKi6LJMUg English: no sub-titles.
Love That Freedom Pass, Bhavesh Hindocha & Clair Chapwell, UK, 2015, 4:26m.
A song performed by Bolder Voices, a community choir aged 65 – 95, celebrating the Freedom Pass with a joyous and surprising trip round London. The song was written by Clair Chapwell. http://boldervoices.org/ An excerpt is available to watch free online at: https://vimeo.com/133437746 In English with English sub-titles.
History on your doorstep, Kristina Veasey, UK, 2015, 5m.
An animation from History on Your Doorstep, an East Sussex Record Office project funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund. As part of the project we worked with volunteers, local residents and schools to explore, collect and record the history of Moulsecoomb and the surrounding neighbourhoods. The film is the result of the collaboration with the community and brings to life the memories and experiences of living in the area, combining local history collections found at The Keep with residents’ oral history and reminiscences. Available to watch free online at: https://vimeo.com/user45533503/thekeep In English with English sub-titles.
All About Me, Katherine Araniello, UK, 2015, 14:18m.
A self-produced profile in Araniello’s usual witty style, incorporating excerpts from her wide range of live art and film-based work. Available to watch free online at: https://youtu.be/aCTXY5RP71Y In English with English sub-titles.
Melodie Halliday, David Hevey, UK, 2013, 11:23m.
A ‘Shape Creatives’ profile of Melodie Holliday, a multidisciplinary artist who makes large scale Rock and Roll Appliques, obsessively stitched to the music of the Artist. Available to watch free online at: https://youtu.be/OJUP3lnWKWY In English with English sub-titles.
Cara Dovecott, David Hevey, UK, 2014, 9m. A ‘Shape Creatives’ profile of Cara Dovecott, a writer based in London. Available to watch free online at: http://youtu.be/k-aJqEnvkw8 In English with English sub-titles.
Close Up Episode 3, BSLBT, UK, 2015, 28m. In this episode of the chat show, Tessa Padden interviews Rubbena Aurangzeb-Tariq about her remarkable life, including working to support Deaf women from ethnic minorities. She also explains what led her to be a successful artist, her education (including having four degrees) and about her work as an art psychotherapist. Available to watch free online at http://www.bslzone.co.uk/watch/close-rubbena-aurangzeb-tariq/ In BSL with English sub-titles.