Welcome to the Global tour of Disability Rights!

Welcome to the Global tour of Disability Rights!

Carousel. Performance. 2015. Short Film (preview in dropbox).
Length: 4:21 min
Voice: English.
Subtitles: English. Audio and voice description: English.

Carousel: diameter 2300 mm, height 2500 mm. Manually spinning.
Welding: Juha Wallinheimo
Wheelchairs: PT Masi

This carousel brings out wheelchairs in an atractive light. Many people are seriously afraid of trying the seat, that is liberating for others. In 2015, performance will visit events in different parts of southern Finland. The audience have an opportunity to be photographed in the golden wheelchair and they are encouraged to share these images in social media with the hashtag #wheelcarousel.

With this work I want to remind people from the ongoing global fight for our full human rights and about the fact, that Finland has not ratified the UN Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities.

Documentary films about building the carousel:
Part 1   Part 2   Part 3
Carousel at Gallery K, Vantaa 2017
YLE Helsinki takes a ride.
STT, tiedote.

Photo: Álvaro Palenzuela. Carousel at VIII Contemporary Art Biennial Fundación ONCE, CentroCentro Museum, Madrid 25.10.2022 – 29.01.2023.

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