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Paul Darke is an internationally respected academic, writer and cultural critic who has written and created extensively around the issue of identity and culture. As a conceptual artist he works across art forms, bringing new insights and exciting concepts that challenge conventional views of both art and society.

Motion Disabled

20 January 2009


Eye looking through shattered glass

It is my birthday today: I am 47 – that is 141 in handicapped years. It should be a time for reflection but it rarely is for me as I usually have too much work to do for which I am being paid too little (that is self employment for you). Anyway: firstly I am glad just to be here. Like many disabled people I grew up with the expectation of an early death. Don’t you just love doctors! Secondly, I would like to thank all those disabled people – and it has been almost all entirely...

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