2 Minutes with Aaron Williamson

Aaron gesturing with his arms open wide, mid-explanation of his project

Unlimited offers talented disabled artists funds and mentoring support to develop, produce and show ambitious work. The aim of Unlimited is to embed work by disabled artists within the UK cultural sector, reach new audiences and shift perceptions of disabled people.

This new series of films by David Hevey, we look at the artists behind our round two commissions and explore the work from their perspective.

In our penultimate artist film in the series we spend two minutes with Aaron Williamson, who talks about his YouTube video inspired work, Demonstrating the World, in which Aaron explores the ‘alien’ or ‘other’ through an absurdly elaborate, live reinterpretation of YouTube ‘How-To’ videos.

Drawing from this contemporary archive of ‘folk performance’, Aaron enacts everyday tasks such as opening a cupboard, removing a jacket, or sitting on a chair, with detailed step-by-step instructions.