This book investigates the daily social drama that positions people with disabilities as figures of tragedy, stigma or pity, and the aesthetics, politics and ethics of performance practices that intervene very directly in this drama.
One thing that all Kontejner’s projects have in common, at least from an entirely subjective viewpoint, is precisely that very direct, unequivocal focus on that which is “human, all too human” or phenomena that coexist with the standards of humanity. In this sense, Kontejner’s work is a permanent cabaret with acts that deal with the transgression of social conventions, with passions and fears related to machines and cybernetic mechanisms, obsessions with sensual pleasures and obstacles that prevent us from indulging in them…- Maroje Mrduljas, architecture and design critic, Zagreb.
3 months of essential contemporary art in Nottingham, the artists were challenged to create works that engaged at least two of the human senses. Vital festival, exposing new views. This item is part of the Study Room Guide On Disability and New Artistic Models by Aaron Williamson (P1529)