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Exhibiting art and design of the highest standard with an emphasis on excellence as a result of research, MADA Gallery is utilised as a teaching aid for the benefit of the students and staff from the faculty along with the wider community. About MADA Gallery...
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We're currently installing the next exhibition at MADA Gallery. More info available soon.
Cameron Rose, What Next? and Kew Cottages – an evocation.
15-20 March 2014
What Next? and the Kew Cottages History Project examine the lives of people with an intellectual disability and their families. This PhD research investigates how poetic documentary and visual anthropology evokes their lives by representing not just the issues but also the context within which they occur. These lives have the same colour and movement, sound and texture that we all experience, but too often intellectual disability is presented on screen (if it appears at all) as a tragedy to be lamented or an obstacle to be overcome.
This multimedia installation uses the techniques of poetic documentary by emphasising line, shape, colour, texture, rhythm, accent and phrasing. It incorporates facets of visual anthropology by situating their stories in a domestic environment that speaks of family history and traditions. The aim is to both celebrate the achievements of a person with an intellectual disability and evoke their social lives beyond the disability.
This exhibition comprises the practical component of Cameron Rose’s PhD research.