213 things about me

Originally commissioned by Arts Commissioning Programme Unlimited as a moving image installation and exhibited at the 2015 Edinburgh Festival, ‘213 Things about Me’ was also presented as a theatre performance by actor Rosa Hoskins staged at the Battersea Arts Centre in May 2018.

It has now been produced into a 7-part narrative podcast published by Disability Arts Online as part of their Covid Commissions season. Additional funding was provided by Unlimited.

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213 things about me

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“I did that list. I’ve got 213 things.”  What she had to say was touching, funny, moving and sad. It’s both an exploration of how society presents to someone with a developmental disorder and it is also a tribute to a woman who came to the conclusion that her life was over – and so she stopped it.

 

Talking about the 2015  video work ‘213 Things About Me’ to Disability Arts Online: "Essentially it’s a portrait of a woman the film-maker knew for 16 years who took her own life in 2013. On one level 213 Things About Me is a personal statement. It is a film about how people who have a logical perspective on life find a lot of things that people do and say difficult. But on another level, in the way that the personal is political, there are undertones." more