Photo Credits: (Left) Stelarc at the Roy Stringer Lecture at FACT by Mark McNulty, it shows Stelarc, a Cypriot born, Australian performance artist in his 60’s, facing the camera from above the waist. He is wearing a black nylon jacket and is holding his left arm up, bent at the elbow joint to reveal a surgically constructed and cell-grown ear structure on the inner part of his forearm. He is pulling the sleeve of his jacket back along his arm with his right hand. (Right) Skin – Maxine 2000 by Alexa Wright, it shows two hands with vitiligo clasped together on a surface with a floral covering.
Introduction from Ruth Gould MBE
Greetings, on this penultimate week before we launch DaDaFest International 2016, Skin:Deep!
I have deliberately chosen this theme as I desire to make sure our work can go beyond the superficial and get under the skin of all who engage with us. There is no excuse this year – with nine live-streaming events planned, we hope you will take time out to physically be present or connect with us digitally. We are producing a variety of exciting works, some very new to us and some that will be familiar to DaDaFest regulars! Skin:Deep has allowed us to explore issues around assisted suicide, transfusions, death, fat activism, the beauty of skin and so much more.
We have a huge scope of work, from the world exclusive with Sheree Rose and Martin O’Brian’s piece, The Viewing, through to Maddy and the Invisible Band of Groovers shows that we are determined to look at issues full on and take risks from the perspective of the lived experience of disability. We are returning once again with a two day International Congress enticing debate, viewpoints and conversations about how to make work by and with disabled artists, for all people in all spaces and places. There is more info below as to the delectable delights of this year’s Skin:Deep.
Do come and do let us know about your reactions and if we have reached our aim of getting under your skin!
Ruth Gould MBE
DaDaFest International 2016
It’s just over one week left until the launch of DaDaFest International 2016, taking place from 17 November to 3 December. This week, we’ve produced a special version of the newsletter with information about all of our festival events. To find out more about each one, just click the link below each entry or see the full programme on our website here: www.dadafest.co.uk/the-festival
The website is our Festival Hub and you should be able to find everything you need to make your festival experience enjoyable! However, please do contact us via: firstname.lastname@example.org, 0151 707 1733 or by social media if you have any queries.
DaDaFest International Congress ~ “All the world’s a stage… But not if you can’t get on it.” Thurs 1 & Fri 2 Dec (9:30am – 4:30pm)
Museum of Liverpool
From £30 to 90 for 2 Days
(1 Day Tickets Also Available)
Access: BSLI, Audio Description, Captions & Livestreamed www.dadafest.co.uk/the-festival/event/congress
Other news:We were excited to welcome Tammy Reynolds to her new role as Young Peoples Project Coordinator. Tammy was previously our PA to Artistic Director & Office Administrator and will be continuing that role part time during the festival. We’re looking forward to having Tammy in this new role and developing our Young DaDaFest events as well as the all new DaDaFest Rookies project!Stay tuned for further updates about the project.