Aaron Williamson

In Demonstrating the World, Aaron Williamson aims to explore the ‘alien’ or ‘other’ through an absurdly elaborate, live reinvention of YouTube ‘How-To’ videos. Building towards the next stage of the project, Williamson transforms Shape Gallery into an active space for demonstration – inviting visitors into the production process.

Aaron Williamson has previously presented performances – including at Westfield Stratford – that demonstrate ‘how to’ enact various everyday tasks such as opening a cupboard, removing a jacket, or sitting on a chair. Now, this central concept has been expanded to the composition and construction of a radically displaced domestic interior, designed in collaboration with architect Ida Martin and built in Shape Gallery by Emma Leslie and Rhiannon Wilkey, Studio LW.

For more information about Demonstrating the World, please visit: http://demonstratingtheworld.tumblr.com/

Photograph by Manuel Vason, 2015

Aaron Williamson’s interdisciplinary engagement with performance, objects, place and space is inspired by his experience of becoming deaf and by a politicised, yet humorous sensibility towards disability.

During the last twenty years he has created over 300 performances, interventions, videos, installations and publications for museums and festivals around the world, as well as mountains, rivers, volcanic craters, small islands, rooftops and a single-car lock-up garage in Hackney.

Supported by Unlimited; celebrating the work of disabled artists, using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England, Arts Council of Wales, Creative Scotland and Spirit of 2012.

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