DOX - Prague 23 May to 16 Sept - 2013
I urge you to go to see the artist Simon McKeown's elaborate state-of-the-art installation called Motion Disabled
Ken Russell - The Times
Motion Disabled Art Installation and Projection Promotion
Motion Disabled is a digital exploration of the bodies - the biological pathologies - of people who are physically different. The work makes use of motion capture, a technique more commonly associated with feature films and computer games, along with 3D animation to create a kinetic connection with the human form - beautiful everyday movements highlighting all the intricacies and uniqueness of each person's physicality
The work is currently on show with the 2012 'Unlimited' edition at the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art in Prague.
It has been created by recording the physical movements of fourteen physically impaired people with conditions, such as Spina Bifida, Cerebral Palsy and Brittle Bones, who had their movements captured - their physical signatures in 3D digitised forever.
First shown at Wolverhampton Art Gallery in the UK, Motion Disabled has gone on to be exhibited nationally as well as internationally from South Korea, Argentina, Saudi Arabia and more including the prestigious Smithsonian International Gallery - Washington D.C. USA, in an exhibition organised by VSA, where it was viewed by over half a million visitors over a 3 month period.
Motion Disabled was exhibited internationally globally on the same day in 17 countries and 25 locations on December 3rd 2010. Promoted by VSA of Washington D.C. USA and DadaFest International the events were seen by many thousands of people as well as being covered by news media including the BBC. Simon Mckeown was named Artist of Year by DaDaFest International 2010.
Motion Disabled was created by artist Simon Mckeown (Reader in Animation and Post Production at Teesside University) and the project received sponsorship from the Wellcome Trust along with support from Teesside University.