‘Creating the Spectacle!’ Online – Part 1 – Finding Freedom. Uploaded 17 August 2012 by Freewheeling4
**PART 2 is now available to view at http://wearefreewheeling.co.uk/?locat… and features the Paralympic torch – a special commission from LOCOG shown at the Paralympic Flame Festivals.**
‘Creating the Spectacle!’ is a ground breaking series of live art and film events that record an underwater wheelchair as it flies through the water with its human occupant.
In this Online event, Freewheeling will present a series of films as a continuation from the live events in the swimming pool at Osprey Leisure Centre on Portland, Dorset (29th August – 1st September), ICCI 360 Arena, Weymouth, Dorset (29th August) and the Unlimited Festival at the Royal Festival Hall, London (30th August – 9th September). This work is supported by LOCOG and the Arts Council through an Unlimited Commission and by Plymouth University where Sue Austin is currently an MA Fine Art student.
In ‘Part 1 – Finding Freedom’, The underwater wheelchair enables Sue Austin to go on a gentle, dream like exploration of an exotic underwater world. Through unexpected juxtapositions, this work aims to excite and inspire by creating images that transform preconceptions.
You can find out more at http://www.wearefreewheeling.org.uk