Installation, Video, Performance(2015)
SHADE SCHOOL is a large scale installation that I built from found objects in 2015. It began as one desk but as the story kept unfolding, I added another and another. I now have an entire Victorian Classroom, with each piece telling a unique and individual story. In 2013 my autistic child explained to me that her teacher had been putting her under the desk as a punishment.
Like a dog!
This was one of many things that they were getting wrong. The school were screaming for inclusion at every turn, yet not training the staff to understand my child’s needs. A too common story. An archaic school setting for a modern day disabled child.
I invite you to attend SHADE SCHOOL.