Disability Culture Watch

Archive for July, 2007

22 Jul

More From The Crutchmaster

For a taste of Bill Shannon’s work - discussed in my previous blog about the video installation “Slow Dancing” - take a look at this new video called “Work It Out” from post hip-hop troubadour RJD2 and The Crutchmaster.

18 Jul

Museum O’ Sex - Disability Display

A hot summer night in New York City. What better to do than attend the opening of an exhibit called “Intimate Encounters,” a series of sensual and alluring photos of disabled people. The Museum of Sex (Though I do prefer calling it The Museum O’ Sex) had previously contacted me and Lawrence Carter-Long – curator […]

15 Jul


Wabi-sabi - apart from being a wonderful word to say out loud - is a central concept in the Japanese aesthetic. It is described in one of the books I’ve consulted as “…a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete.” (Leonard Koren, Wabi-Sabi for Artists, Designers, Poets and Philosophers, 1994)
There’s a great deal to say […]

10 Jul

The Crutchmaster Outdoors at Lincoln Center

Bill Shannon a.k.a. The Crutchmaster is one of forty-three dancers featured in “Slow Dancing” – a video installation by photographer David Michalek that makes its debut at the Lincoln Center Festival on July 12. It is a free event.
The installation uses high-definition video technology to show the dancers moving at less than one one-hundredth of […]

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