• Kicking an Elephant Through a Cat Flap

de Cordova, Denise, 2016, Conference or Workshop, Kicking an Elephant Through a Cat Flap at Creative Differences, London, UK, 6-7 Oct 2016.

Abstract or Description:

The event took the form of a conference and exhibition organised by the RCA and Imperial College to coincide with National Dyslexia Week.
De Cordova has had a long association with the RCA’s developments and innovations in this area, and was an original member of the Steering Group and Forum.
Participants from a range of backgrounds were invited to speak or present papers on how dyslexia or dyspraxia might have shaped their approaches to problem solving, or influenced their creative practices. This was followed by a panel discussion that focussed on a number of issues, including how a late diagnosis might make sense of long term issues, and how this might be different to those individuals who were aware of their learning difference from childhood.
‘Kicking an Elephant Through a Cat Flap’ was an exhibition of work produced by dyslexic and dyspraxic artists and designers associated with the RCA to coincide with the conference. The two works presented by De Cordova, ‘Sound Track to a Bodied Place’ 2016 (inkjet print) and ‘M’dear Medea’ 2012 (embroidery thread and paper) incorporated homophonic texts (where words sound alike, but have different meanings and spellings) in order to allude to uncertain narratives or interpretations that might arise out of misreading or mishearing.

ContributionNameRCA ID
SculptorDavis, Kate0000921089449
DesignerFranks, Henry
DesignerEdelman, Jonathan1510036018481
SpeakerBrunswick, Nicola
ContributorFogden, Sian
SpeakerBaring, Toby
ContributorRankin, Qona8610606005912
ContributorOkhai, Leyla
Official URL: https://www.rca.ac.uk/news-and-events/events/creat...
Subjects: Creative Arts and Design > W100 Fine Art
School or Centre: School of Arts & Humanities
Funders: Royal College of Art, Imperial College
Date Deposited: 21 Nov 2016 15:33
Last Modified: 09 Nov 2018 15:46
URI: https://researchonline.rca.ac.uk/id/eprint/2177
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