LADA Screens – M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century

Online from 20 March – 4 April 2017

To complement and contextualize ABsence: Awkward Bastards 2 at mac Birmingham on 23 March 2017, we are delighted to present an earlier collaboration between LADA and DASH for March’s LADA Screens, M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century.

M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century was a May 2012 Bank Holiday weekend of Live Art events by some of the UK’s most radical disabled artists on the streets and in the surroundings of Much Wenlock, the birthplace of the modern Olympic Games.

M21 brought together the history of this small Shropshire town with the politics of Live Art through specially commissioned performances by sean burn, The Disabled Avant-Garde, Invalid Film Crew, Noemi Lakmaier, Simon Mckeown, Alan McLean, Tanya Raabe, The Wandering Jew and Ann Whitehurst.

The M21 film was made by the Invalid Film Crew from Croatia, and was created both as part of M21 and as documentation of M21.

M21 was commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad, and produced by DASH in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency.

The M21 publication includes a DVD of the M21 film, featured artists’ writings and images, and commissioned essays by Diana Damian and Emma Geliot. It is available to buy on Unbound for only £10. The DVD contains an Audio Description option for the blind or partially sighted.

This beautifully designed pack of films, essays and artists’ images is both a reflection on, and an invaluable extension of, M21’s radical intervention into rural life.  I would thoroughly recommend it to any one interested in art, performance art and/or disability art.  Another excellent, and valuable, LADA Publication.”  Dr Paul A. Darke, Outside Centre

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M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century

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