* please note, the correct date for this event is Thursday 24 January *
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.
Come along to the launch of the M21 publication featuring screenings and discussions about M21 and other recent projects on Live Art and Disability. Speakers will include Mike Layward (DASH), Sinéad O'Donnell (CAUTION), Rachel Gadsden (Unlimited Global Alchemy), and Tony Heaton (Shape).
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, Noëmi Lakmaeir, Simon Mckeown, Alan McLean, Tanya Raabe, The Wandering Jew and Ann Whitehurst.
The M21 publication is a beautifully designed box set containing postcards of the featured artists’ images and writings, a booklet of commissioned essays by the writers Diana Damian and Emma Geliot and a DVD of films by the Invalid Film Crew from Croatia, created both as part of M21 and as documentation of M21.
M21: From the Medieval to the 21st Century was produced by DASH (Disability Arts in Shropshire) in collaboration with the Live Art Development Agency. M21 was commissioned by the Unlimited programme, part of the London 2012 Festival and Cultural Olympiad, and financially assisted by Arts Council England.