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DaDaFest International 2020 Translations - Launch

Join us for the launch of DaDaFest International 2020: Translations
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Maelstrom Under Glass

Maelstrom Under Glass is the first film project of newly formed company Yewande 103 led by choreographer and writer Alexandrina Hemsley
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Words Collect in My Mouth:

Artist Alexandrina Hemsley has compiled a publication drawing together elements of her disability and social justice led enquiries of the past five years.
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Game of Spoons

Play an educational board game and take on the role of someone living with chronic illness, otherwise known as a spoonie.
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Broken Biscuits: Unheard Voices

An experimental film to explore and capture the stories of Yemeni newsagents.
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Through photos, film and spoken word, Tammy Reynolds will explore dwarf visibility with Natalia Bedkowska, and what it means when she controls the gaze.
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Scars: Memories of the Skin

Scars communicate different meanings, lived experiences and emotional changes as a script on the body. Like translated texts, they can be interpreted in different ways.
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Translating Experiences

Touching on the theme of Translations, the duo A Little Commitment bring four podcasts to DaDaFest International 2020.
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Inspired by a series of online videos encouraging people to keep fit whilst dancing in their chair, artist Nicola Smith questions what happens when bodies behave differently from perceived norms.
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First Do No Harm

A new cross artform, spoken word film exploring how doctors’ words translate to the patient
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A humorous and informed deep dive into the taboos, the stigmas, the mysteries and the misinformation that surrounds disabled people.
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Kintsugi Gold

Chanje Kunda is a performance artist with complex PTSD. Her latest project is a short film that seeks to make invisible disabilities visible and valued.
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Permission To Speak

The video work interrogates the authority and power of translation, revealing that interpretation can not match the rich visual language of the artists.
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The Misunderstandings of the Other Side

An exploration of how the world of neurodiverse people differs from the world of neurotypical people.
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I was Naked, Smelling of Rain

This intimate, moving and connecting experience explores wellbeing through an artistic response to the physicality of weather, dis/connectedness and being ‘alone’ or ‘lonely’.
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Celebrating Our Identity

Coming from different countries with different cultures, Indonesian artist, Hana Madness, and UK-based Alexis Maxwell explore the shared experiences that wind their narratives together.
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Weasel International

What is it about weasels and why does artist Dominic G find them so fascinating? This and more will be explored in Weasel International.
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The Edward Rushton Lecture: The Language of Disability

Our annual lecture moves online this year so more people can participate than ever before.
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