The OtherAbilities 2019 was a three-day festival including an exhibition, performances, talks and a workshop that aims to challenge the ways the culture disciplines our senses and our relation to reality. By bringing together artists and scientists who create objects and situations enabling people to participate disregarding their physical abilities, we want to signal the possibility for a paradigm shift from disability to otherability. By merging art and technology we are exploring ways of creating cultural events and artifacts from which no body is excluded.
The OtherAbilities was conceived as a three-day festival. It will bring together art and science professionals who create objects and situations that enable people to share experiences and activities whether or not they share the same physical abilities. We hope to signal the possibility for a paradigm shift from disability to otherability. By merging art and technology we are exploring the possibility of creating cultural events and artifacts that are not specifically meant for disabled or non-disabled audiences, but from which no body is excluded.
Participating artists, musicians, designers, scientists and scholars include: Andrea van Beek, David Bobier, Simon Dogger, Gershon Dublon, Marleen Hartjes, Anja Hertenberger, Adi Hollander & Claudio F Baroni, Wendy Jacob, Rebecca Kleinberger, MAZE Ensemble, Marlon Miguel, Alessandro Perini, Colin Riley, David Smeulders and Jules Sturm.
The OtherAbilities was organized under the direction of artist Adi Hollander and art historian Eva Fotiadi (PhD). The follow-up workshop is organized in collaboration with Waag ‘Technology & Society’ and STEIM Studio for electro-instrumental music.