The OtherAbilities performance night

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Waag

Nieuwmarkt4

1012 CR Amsterdam

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Waag presents works developed at The OtherAbilities workshop, which resist the adaptation of 'dis-abled' bodies to an average normal and propose instead the exploration of other bodily abilities and aesthetic experiences.

Works by: by Angelo Custódio, Tatiana Rosa, Dan Xu, and a guest performance by Michele Abolaffio and Giuliano Anzani.

Things and environments we use in daily life, as well as works of art and design, are almost always tailored to a concept of an 'average' human body – mostly white, male, with particular bodily measurements and sensory abilities. This 'average' is often considered 'ideal', becoming a sign of normality, hence anyone who falls outside of the prescribed categories often has trouble sharing experiences of this 'normal' reality.

The OtherAbilities workshop (March - April 2019) was a collaboration between The OtherAbilities Festival, Waag, STEIM studio for electro-instrumental music, and Contact Broedplaats. The workshop explored how cultural producers explore alternative visions to the concept of the 'average' human body and the 'normal' function of the human senses. The OtherAbilities workshop ran parallel to the MakeHealth: prototypingworkshop.

Entrance is free. English spoken.

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