In a twist on a 1920s comedy sketch in which an elderly woman hosts a celebration dinner for the friends she has outlived, live art performance, The Dinner Party Revisited, saw the artist play host to six television monitor “guests”, all played by Araniello. Their unscripted interactions with her live presence and her alcohol infused butler form a satirical and darkly comic take on some of the clichés around disability. Unlimited supported the development and presentation of the work: £38,550 (ACE).
2 Minutes with Katherine Araniello (captioned)
2 Minutes with Katherine Araniello (audio-described)
The late Katherine Araniello (1965-2019) was a London-based artist using video, digital imagery and performance art to respond to contemporary themes around disability. She created frameworks that challenge and alter preconceptions. This was done through subversive humour and presenting disability in fresh discourses.
‘Katherine Araniello is a leading light of the Disability Arts and Live Arts Scenes and deservingly so, she challenges and pokes fun at the stereotypes of disability with a surgical eye.’ Mik Scarlet, Huffpost