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Celebrate International Day of Disabilities with Art

Dec 02, 2010 On December 3, 2010, join VSA, the International Organization on Arts and Disabilities for a special screening of Motion Disabled by artist Simon Mckeown, to celebrate the International Day of Persons with Disabilities. The groundbreaking video installation Motion Disabled was created to raise awareness of disability rights. Mckeown uses motion capture, a technique used in feature films and video games, and 3D animation to explore digitally the movements of 15 people with disabilities performing activities from kickboxing to riding a bicycle. This mesmerizing installation challenges conventional ideas of motion.

This screening will be available online and in select locations.

Three screenings will be held in the DC area. The first is at the Corcoran Gallery of Art on December 2, from 5:30-10:30 p.m. The Corcoran Gallery of Art is located at 500 17th Street NW, Washington D.C. The second is at the Verizon Center, on December 3, all day. The Verizon Center is at the corner of 7 St. NW & G St NW, in Washington DC, closest to the Gallery Place (Red, Green and Yellow lines) and Metro Center (Red, Blue Orange lines) stops on Metro Rail. The third screening is at Artisphere, 3700 S. Four Mile Run Drive Arlington, VA, all day from December 3-5.

To view Motion Disabled online, please visit http://www.youtube.com/vsainternational.

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