Tomorrow, 2 July, from 12-4pm, Void Gallery will join 29 museums and galleries across the UK to host We Are Invisible We Are Visible (WAIWAV), presented by DASH, the disabled-led visual arts organisation. 31 disabled artists will disrupt 30 museums and galleries across the country with surreal interventions in recognition of the 102nd anniversary of the first Dada International Exhibition. The project, which won the 2021 Ampersand Prize, is the most ambitious showcase of work by d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists to be presented in the UK.
The interventions cover a wide range including performative; time based; ephemeral; quirky; unusual; minimal; solo/duo/group; digital and much more. The project asks the question – What if the Dada movement had started in 2020 in lockdown? What would they have done? Is now a timely moment to resurrect the spirit and essence of Dada.
Void are delighted to welcome gobscure to the gallery from 12 noon until 4pm for a drop-in event – see below for an overview:
Dada is riot, dada wz right
kind gentle dynamic rebel.
slowly, gently, playfully across the course of the afternoon on 2nd july is transforming kurts poem ; ‘what is madness’; written large across the education space walls on instant whiteboard into something new. we will mess with the poem using whiteboard markers so that it mutates (madness into add mess just for eg), regenerates, illustrates, invisibly-visible or visibly-invisible into a new temporary piece of wall-write-art for folx of Derry and beyond.
everything was art / creativity / intervention for kurt schwitters as he repeatedly asked who was crazy – him or the systems he ridiculed repeatedly. we loved playing around his final artwork as bairn, were now artistic associates with Museum of Homelessness & Disability Arts Online (both lived experiences).
gobscure is a previous literary fellow at Scotland’s writing centre and Future’s Venture Foundation radical independent art fund supported artist.
A schedule for the day is as follows:
James King & collaborangels:
12.00pm -12.30pm Ann McKay and JK
12.45pm -1.15pm Caroline Murphy and JK
2.15pm -2.45 pm Eamonn O’Donnell and JK.
3.00pm – 3.30pm. Nina Quigley
In advance of gobscure’s performance here at Void Gallery, you can find a blog written by the artist here:
The WAIWAV interventions ask the question – What if the Dada movement had started in 2020 in lockdown? What would they have done? Is now a timely moment to resurrect the spirit and essence of Dada.
We are Invisible We are Visible (WAIWAV) is presented by DASH, the disabled led visual arts organisation, and was awarded the 2021 Ampersand Prize.
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