Presented by Word of Warning + Proud & Loud Arts
Shadowy figures move silently through the city, playing, questioning, exploring visibility + vulnerability…
Date: Saturday 4 August 2018, during the afternoon
Location: various sites within Manchester City Centre (aimed for you to encounter by chance, it’s free/unticketed)
Telephone: call or text 07488 308 111 on the day
Age advisory: suitable for ALL ages. Hazard 2018 — Shadow Girl takes place outside. For specific age + access information please email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0161 232 6086 before the event / 07488 308 111 on the day of the event.
Shadow Girl was a creative response to 2015 UK Government statistics showing that GMP recorded the UK’s 2nd highest rate of hate crime — with the number of disablity motivated crimes more than doubling since 2014.
Shadow Girl is about a girl that has become afraid of people and become a shadow of herself as result of the things people say about her. She can hear and understand the things that are said, and every time she hears hurtful words they chip away a little bit of her light.
Sometimes it’s more than words, and people are often fearful of making themselves visible or going outside.
Who is she
Chrissy Jones is a Manchester-based artist living with a Learning Disability Label – a long standing artist with Proud & Loud Arts currently working with The Lowry, DIY, and Access all Areas.
Shadow Girl is her first solo work, originally developed as part of Proud & Loud Arts’ group work Cells – A Body of Work, here expanded and developed on a larger scale. In Shadow Girl, Chrissy wants to bring a positive discussion about learning disability to a wider public audience through a creative intervention in public spaces.
Shadow Girl commissioned by hÅb for Hazard 2018; supported using public funding by the National Lottery through Arts Council England.