Linda Rocco

liberty r&d sharing

28 January 2022 at The Albany //

As part of my work for Liberty, the Mayor of London flagship festival celebrating the work of D/deaf and disabled artists, we presented eight R&D works we commissioned as part of an Open Call process. The £70,000 Liberty fund was established to support and celebrate D/deaf, disabled and neurodiverse artists, who have been disproportionately affected by the impact of COVID-19. 

  • GHOSTWOOD a VR immersive theatre experience by Teresa Howards bringing the Great North Wood forest back to life.
  • Bim Ajadi with HERE/NOT HERE a site specific performance piece with Krump dance and Visual Vernacular, BSL poetry.
  • David Johnson with a 3D-printed sculpture with embedded braille of Stella: a Lewisham well-known community worker and Rastafari.
  • D-fuse with a prototype of Respira-Trees, a tree installation using sensor readings, online mapping tools, and light illuminations to heighten the invisible relationships between local environments and air pollution.
  • Director Rachel Bagshaw offering an insight into her new dance piece Trio, playing with language, captions and creative access.
  • Local Senses collective and their psychogeographic journey mapping the Borough beyond vision
  • Nina Thomas with [Captioning Lewisham] uncovering local histories and displaying captions in public spaces
  • Stephen Bailey with an extract of LIFE/dream, a commentary on the institutionalisation of the neurodivergent and those with perceived learning disabilities.