Unlimited will support the development of 213 Things about Me; award winning documentary maker and disability journalist Richard Butchins’ first video work. Based on a list of personal traits written by a young autistic woman who died leaving behind a remarkable legacy of writing and music, the work will explore alienation, empathy, talent, social exclusion and love. Butchins will create a multi-screen immersive installation featuring the woman’s personal footage alongside new material and live performance elements. (ACE)
Richard contracted polio as a child, and it left him partially paralysed. After a random variety of activities including living in Paris as a street performer, and wandering around European cities, he became a freelance still photographer covering conflicts in the Middle East and Northern Ireland. He has worked for The Observer, Sunday Times and the Guardian amongst others. Eventually Richard found himself in the UK television industry, making and developing documentaries and working as an investigative filmmaker. Richard lives in London and does not have a cat.
Video installation; can also be shown with an additional exhibition by the artist. Available for touring now.