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Super-Crip (Underground)


A3 Heavyweight print on 300gsm matt board.
29.7cm X 42cm (11.7" X 16.5")

Signed. Un-framed.

All prints are shipped rolled in delivery tubes. If you have also ordered other items (eg. comics) your prints may arrive at a different time to the rest of your order.

In 2012 I worked with disabled writer/comedian Laurence Clark for DaDaFest to realise his vision of his disabled superhero; SUPER-CRIP. By using his power to switch impairments at will Super-Crip gains super-increases in all other areas to compensate. By turning himself blind he gains SUPER HEARING to navigate in the dark, thus confronting common stereotypes of the disabled in popular media.

Originally commissioned by deaf and disabled arts organisation DaDaFest as part of the NIET NORMAAL* exhibition in Liverpool at The Bluecoat, these pieces are now part of the NDACAA (Nation Disability Arts Collection and Archive).

The term "supercrip" refers to a stereotype often found in the media’s portrayal of disabled people; smiling, can-do types who are often outrageously praised for always striving to “overcome” their situations. Laurence examines this topic by lampooning the traditional image of famous comic book super-heroes… many of whom have a disability themselves (Professor Xavier, Daredevil, Thor/Donald Blake).

*Adapted from a landmark Dutch exhibition, Niet Normaal (a popular phrase translated as ‘not normal’, but also meaning ‘cool’) features work in a variety of media and asks the question: what is normal and who decides? It aims to examine the world we build together, one not always as inclusive and democratic as we would wish for.