Glasgow-based artist Claire Cunningham spends two weeks at the Drill exploring her continuing project about walking and accessibility in big cities. Cunningham’s work is initially rooted in the use/misuse, study and distortion of crutches. Through these objects she engages physically with the world, exploring the potentiality of her specific physicality as a disabled individual, crafting a unique vocabulary which aims to challenge conventions around virtuosity, classical aesthetic and dance. Her crutches are also her means to relate and connect to the world as an artist.
Claire Cunningham is a multi-disciplinary performer and choreographer based in Glasgow. Originally a classically-trained singer she began to work in dance in 2005, after working with US choreographer Jess Curtis who kindled her interest in movement.