Thursday, January 29, 2009

'In My Language' by 'silentmiaow'

Disability Aesthetics should not consider solely works that acclaim to be work of art but also works that were never intended to operate or performed as such.

"The first part is in my "native language," and then the second part provides a translation, or at least an explanation. This is not a look-at-the-autie gawking freakshow as much as it is a statement about what gets considered thought, intelligence, personhood, language, and communication, and what does not."
by Amanda Baggs (or "silentmiaow")

Amanda Baggs's performance is an extraordinary dance/theatre sequence. Repeated forms of movements combined with voice/murmur/song/scratching/beating sounds create a video dance performance of exceptional beauty.
One of my beloved.

more 'silentmiaow' videos

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