The Walkie-Talkies part1

The Walkie-Talkies part1

The Walkie-Talkies is a multimedia artwork by socially engaged artist Michelle Baharier, based on a poem by David Morris called the Route master race. https://youtu.be/zoJtLbgVdxM
David was a disability advisor to the Mayor of London K.Livingstone (and B.Johnson) and life time campaigner for Disabled peoples’ civil-rights, his poem encapsulates the exclusion experienced by disabled people before the buses were made accessible and the excitement of inclusion. Ten digital collages track the absurd, the unfortunate and the ordinariness of our bus journeys through the perspective of those who have used and worked on the London buses.  The collages will convey a range of experience, including the experience of differently abled people’s ability to use public transport. In particular pensioners, many of whom will now have acquired impairments. The full collection (released in instalments from 8th June) are designed to be experienced both on your travels using London transport via your device, or at home. Michelle has made these art works with members of: Golden Oldies, Southwark Irish Pensioners Project, and The Highgate Poetry Society This project was made possible by Arts Council England National Lottery funding and supported by Disability Arts Online and Transport for All. Sign up to the mailing for updates: http://eepurl.com/gvuVgb Insta: @bahariermichelle Fb: Michelle Baharier Web: https://michellebaharier.co.uk

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Date

Aug 13 2021 - Aug 31 2026
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https://youtu.be/zoJtLbgVdxM