Cells – A Body Of Work is a collection of live art installations created in response to the Manchester Evening News report, in October 2015, describing a 140% rise in reported hate crime incidents against people with disabilities.
Each artist responds to the labels they are confronted with in their lives, some shared and others unique. Every interaction offers a challenging perspective on stigma as some labels are given special treatment and a glass of champagne, and others are put in a safe place where no one can find them.
A larger group performance piece entitled Affirmations was created to accompany this body of work, and encourages audiences to move around the room and observe the performance as it changes and perspective shifts.
Made possible with funding from Arts Council England, Salford Clinical Commissioning Group and Salford CVS with the support of Antz Junction and Manchester Art Gallery.