Today’s episode is about accessibility with Shannon Finnegan, a multidisciplinary artist making work about disability culture and access. In 2018, Shannon received a Wynn Newhouse Award and participated in Art Beyond Sight’s Art + Disability Residency. Last year, she was a resident at Eyebeam. Shannon will share about what access means to her and her work as a disabled artist interrogating access and ableism. Please note we recorded this conversation in early 2019.
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Gotkin, Kevin. (2019). Stair Worship: Heatherwick’s Vessel. The Avery Review, Issue 13.
Plitt, Amy. (December 23, 2019). Hudson Yards’ Vessel must add ‘one-of-a-kind platform lift’ to improve accessibility. Curbed NY.
Shannon Finnegan is a multidisciplinary artist making work about disability culture and access. She has done projects with Friends of the High Line, The Invisible Dog, and the Wassaic Project. She has spoken at the Brooklyn Museum, the Queens Museum, School for Poetic Computation, The 8th Floor, and The Andrew Heiskell Braille and Talking Book Library. In 2018, she received a Wynn Newhouse Award and participated in Art Beyond Sight’s Art + Disability Residency. In 2019, she is a resident at Eyebeam.
Twitter / Instagram: @ShanFinnegan
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Alice Wong, Writer, Audio Producer, Host
Cheryl Green, Text Transcript
Lateef McLeod, Introduction
Mike Mort, Artwork
Theme Music (used with permission of artist)
Song: “Dance Off”
Artist: Wheelchair Sports Camp