For digital artist Simon McKeown, the movement of disabled people is something to be celebrated, promoting diversity and difference.
Taking the motion of the modern day disabled athlete, the Paralympian, he uses Hollywood technology to create avatars and animations to showcase their unique ways of being. Motion Disabled: Unlimited invites you to find the beauty, the exotic and the normal within their movements and physical form.
This year, his work stretches in new directions using 3D software to create a large inflatable sculpture of a disabled athlete, motion captured animations for presentation on public screens and a smart phone application, continuing to explore McKeown’s interest in the borders between normality and difference, aiming to create a cultural shift in how society views impairment.
See how his story continues with in the Push Me Collection: The Journey.
For more information on the artists and full credits go to Push Me Please
Director: John Durrant, BDH
Music: Timo Baker, Subvertical
The Push Me Collection is a series of short films about artists who are pushing themselves to reach previously unattained goals. The artists are commissioned by the Unlimited programme as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and will showcase their work at the Unlimited Festival.