On the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the American Disability Act on July 25, 2015, our colleagues at British Council USA invited Oneofus, led by Julie Atlas Muz and Mat Fraser, to curate CRIPFEST, a one-day event at BAM Fisher featuring disability artists from the US and the UK. From Hip Hop, theatre, striptease, cabaret, fine art and performance art, an assured movement of creative artists who are reshaping the notion of disability in our world was presented and celebrated at CRIPFEST!
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About the curator:
Mat Fraser is a multidisciplinary performing artist and writer. Over the last 18 years, he has produced and been in theatre plays, a comically offensive musical, Live Art, TV documentaries and drama (recently American Horror Story), soap operas, side shows, music LPs (his current music project is a band, The Spazms), ‘Cripsploitation’ action films, disability film erotica, museum shows, lectures and key note speeches.
Fascinated by historical and contemporary issues related to disabled different bodies and their sorry portrayal in mainstream arts, he has created OneOfUs with his artist wife Julie Atlas Muz, ‘A loving cup of artistic agitation’. Their first production was an Internationally acclaimed adult reworking of Beauty and the Beast (UK tour, London, New York, Adelaide Arts Festival ), mixing Live Art, theatre, personal testimony and fairytale.