*See film trailer version: vimeo.com/336960401
* See 15-minute film with BSL: vimeo.com/336958029
*See gallery and feedback of Brisk/Risks: wesatonamat.weebly.com/2018-dec-4-open-mic.html
*See transcript of 2 of the open mic's presentations: mind-the-gap.live/2019/06/19/risk-taking-and-adhd/
What’s the riskiest thing you have ever done? What do you dream of doing but dare not? Do you dare share something that you’ve never told anyone else before? Go on - what’s the worst that can happen?
This film is a documentation of an open-mic evening Brisk/Risks, which explores risk-taking within and beyond Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). ADHD is popularly associated with inattention and being easily distracted. Yet its other features such as hyperactivity, mind wandering, impulsivity and risk-taking are less discussed beyond specialist contexts. The film was recorded on 4 December 2018 during the ‘King's Artists – New Thinking, New Making’ exhibition, which took place Bush House, London UK. During the Open Mic, each speaker had to be brisk, and were given a maximum of 4.5 minutes each.
The film premieres as part of the Birkbeck Arts Festival, on 21 May 2019, London UK, in an evening with a discussion with medical humanities scholar Dr Sophie A Jones and curator Alessandra Cianetti entitled Too Much/Not Enough: Neurodiversity and Cultural Production.
This is a trailer. The full film (14'20”) with BSL interpretation can be accessed after 22 May 2019 here: vimeo.com/336958029
See gallery of Brisk/Risks here wesatonamat.weebly.com/2018-dec-4-open-mic.html
Artist, Lead: Kai Syng Tan. Filming & Editing: Studio Maba. Composer: Philip Tan (Philbeat). Mentor: Professor Philip Asherson. Producer: Alessandra Cianetti. Guest speakers: Professor Philip Asherson (King's College London), artist Mike Barrett, Andrea Bilbow OBE (Executive Founder of ADDISS, ADHD Information Services), medical humanities scholar Dr. Sophie Jones (Birkbeck University). Other participants: Jaye Braithwaite, Jane Chang, Alessandra Cianetti, Omar Gunnoo, Richard Overill, Elinor Rowlands, Xiao Chuan Tong. BSL interpreters: Jacqui Beckford and Audrey Simmons. Additional advice: Jeff Rowlings. Studio Baiba are Baiba Sprance and Marco Berardi email@example.com.
The open mic and film is part of ‘We Sat On A Mat and Had a Chat and Made Maps! #MagicCarpet (from 2017), which is an art-science exploration which gathers diverse and divergent bodies (and bodies of knowledge) to explore difference and (neuro)diversity, with ADHD and how it relates to mind wandering as a starting point. #MagicCarpet was a 2017 Unlimited commission funded by Arts Council England, with additional support by King's College London. Thus far, #MagicCarpet has reached more than 9000 people, including through Arts in Mind and Unlimited Festivals. Venues include Southbank Centre, South London Gallery, Art Workers’ Guild and the Peter Scott Gallery (Lancaster). Publications include an article that was read 2000 times within 2 days of publication in The Conversation (10.6 million readers) and a top 2018 editorial on neurodiversity and women in Disability Arts Online. 100% of the feedback for an event stated that the work has challenged their understanding of how the arts and science can collide and create new insights. AHRC reviewers have described a proposal of next phase of the work as ‘exciting and innovative’; 'already leading the way’ and ‘with an impressive track record’. #MagicCarpet was awarded a prize for ‘Cultural Change’ by the National Coordinating Centre for Public Engagement (2018).
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