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Push Me Unlimited

Extraordinary art in extraordinary moments: here we present all 24 of the PUSH ME films as we count down to International Day of People with Disability on Mon 3 Dec when we will screen the theatrical premiere of Total Permission. This ground-breaking documentary, directed by Bristol-based John Durrant, brings together the 12 ambitious projects from 12 extraordinary artists who pushed the boundaries beyond what many may have thought possible, to perform at the Unlimited Festival, part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, that celebrated the work of deaf and disabled artists.

Epic in scale and substance each of these films is packed into just 90 seconds: watch them to find out how the artists are pushing themselves and see how what they are creating is pushing others. The films capture some truly extraordinary scenes: coral, fish and a woman in a wheelchair underwater. Laughing at the idea of being inspirational. Sirens being orchestrated into music. A connection forming across continents through the understanding of what it really means to be alive.

Watch them all here in one go or come back each day to watch a different one and then join us on Mon 3 Dec at 18:30 for the theatrial premiere of Total Permission and Q&A with Bristol-based director John Durrant, who will be in conversation with curators of Push Me Jo Verrent and Sarah Pickthall.

Ruth Mackenzie, Director, London 2012 Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival says:

"I was honoured to chair the panel of artists and producers who awarded the Unlimited commissions to the great disabled and deaf artists from the UK, collaborating with artists from round the world. The panel, the funding partners but above all, the artists themselves have shown that the Unlimited programme is a game changer for disabled and deaf artists - for audiences, for festivals, for funders and future Paralympic Games, the bar is now at a new high and the challenge is to go higher still".

PUSH ME is a commission for The Space from Arts Council England with additional investment from Creative Scotland, and is produced by Watershed.

Shown in Push Me Unlimited

PUSH ME - Jenny Sealey, Graeae & Strange FruitFri 9 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Claire Cunningham Sat 10 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Ramesh MeyyappanSun 11 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Simon McKeownMon 12 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Bobby Baker Tue 13 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Janice ParkerWed 14 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Stumble DanceCircusThu 15 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Caroline BowditchFri 16 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Laurence ClarkSat 17 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Rachel Gadsen Sun 18 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Jez ColborneMon 19 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - Sue Austin Tue 20 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Rachel GadsenWed 21 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Laurence ClarkThu 22 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Bobby BakerFri 23 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Jez Colborne Sat 24 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Caroline BowditchSun 25 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Janice ParkerMon 26 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Sue Austin Tue 27 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Jenny Sealey, Graeae & Strange FruitWed 28 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Simon McKeownThu 29 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Stumble DanceCircusFri 30 Nov 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Ramesh MeyyappanSat 1 Dec 2012 00:00
PUSH ME - The Journey: Claire CunninghamSun 2 Dec 2012 00:00
Total Permission + Q&AMon 3 Dec 2012 18:30