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Saturday, July 28, 2012

Disability Culture: Research in Motion. New free video!

Hello everybody,
I would like to share with you our new Disability Culture video, just in
time for classrooms all over the place! It's on youtube, 22 minutes long,
free, and subtitled.
Next semester, my Collaboration and Poetry class will be audio-describing
segments, and we'll create a website for the video, with alternate
soundtracks (a feature not available on youtube).
The video was created during a three-day art-based research symposium, a
University of Michigan Initiative on Disability Studies Spring Conference,
in February 2012. Collaborators include Jennifer Eisenhauer, Melanie
Yergeau, Mark Romoser, Wobbly Dance (Erik Ferguson and Yulia Arakelyan),
Neil Marcus, Ariel Osterweis, Aimee Meredith Cox, Cheryl Kaplan Zachariah,
Yvonne Schmidt, Brooke Willock, and many others.
Happy watching,

Petra Kuppers
English, Art and Design, Theatre, Women's Studies
Faculty Affiliate with the Center for World Performance Studies and
Matthaei Botanical Gardens
University of Michigan
435 S. State Street, 3216 Angell Hall, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1003
mobile: 734-239-2634
Artistic Director of The Olimpias,

New video!
Disability Culture: Research in Motion.
New books!
Disability Culture and Community Performance: Find a Strange and Twisted
Shape, on Olimpias practices (Palgrave, 2011,
Somatic Engagement, an edited collection of artists on the poetics,
politics and publics of embodiment (Chain Links, 2011,

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