Obviously (2013)


Obviously. (Video Still). 2012.

Black background with white subtitles (video, 1 Min 15 Sec, 2012)

'Obviously' is a contradictory subtitle and sound based piece surrounding the cultural ignorance of disability. I aim to answer back to the medical model of disability, reclaiming the ‘disabled’ persons identity. In this piece, all issues surrounding a particular unknown persons life is narrated in a negative manner – the subtitles, written as the exact opposite of the narrated voice, correspond with each sentence creating a black and white distinction between the negative stereotypes and the overtly positive stereotypes. The parallelism of contradictions and truthful descriptions expose the commonalities disabled people share with those considered as ‘able bodied’.

Exhibited at: Ambika P3, London, 2012.


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