Claire Cunningham installations: tributary / We Run Like Rivers

Bærum Kulturhus, Foajéscenen and entrance to Underhuset

22. October - Kl 11.00

23. October - Kl 11.00

24. October - Kl 11.00

25. October - Kl 11.00

26. October - Kl 11.00

27. October - Kl 11.00

Durational, available for drop in during venue opening hours. With scheduled interactive elements. To watch all videos in tributary takes 37 mins, to listen to all four audio tracks in We Run Like Rivers takes 25 mins.

Looking through and into the glittering world of the professional tribute artist, tributary is an installation combining video, costume, audio interviews and objects. Linking ideas of impersonation and tribute with the ways disabled individuals may have been conditioned, through medical interventions from childhood, to strive for a mythical or iconic body.
Expect jumpsuits, capes and plaster of Paris.

Claire Cunningham  is a performer and creator of multi-disciplinary performances. One of the UK’s most acclaimed and internationally renowned disabled artists, her work is often rooted in the study and use/misuse of her crutches

tributary was commissioned by Owen’s Art Gallery, Sackville, Canada, Produced by Claire Cunningham Projects.

We Run Like Rivers is a series of audio provocations exploring how disability experience can inform creative ways of adapting, amidst the realities of the climate crisis and help us recognise the precarious beauty of our world. Follow the wheelchair and crutch tracks inside the building and enjoy a meditative and insightful moment.

We Run Like Rivers is a collaboration between Claire Cunningham and Julia Watts Belser.
Julia Watts Belser is a rabbi, scholar, activist, and spiritual teacher. She currently directs a project on disability, climate change, and environmental justice at Georgetown University, Washington DC.


At particular times during the exhibition we invite you to step into the spectacular world of the tribute artist and give us a song! Join us for karaoke hour:
Friday 22 October 12:00-13:00
Saturday 23 October 12:00-13:00
Wednesday 27 October 12:00-15:00