Resistance On Tour
Created by Liz Crow
Durational moving image installation, 2009
In English. Available with audio description, captioning and BSL interpretation
Running time 30 minutes
A powerful and moving experience, Resistance takes you on a journey through a little-known but significant moment in history.
We begin in September 1939 when Hitler authorised Aktion-T4, a programme of mass-murder that targeted disabled people and became the blueprint for the Final Solution to wipe out Jews, gay people, gypsies and other social groups. Incarcerated in institutions, it was close to impossible for disabled people to resist – yet some did…
We move to today, where rising hate crime, increased pre-natal screening and abortion and a race to assisted suicide challenge the worth of disabled people’s lives and even their right to exist. We look at how, even when we want to put things right, it can be hard to know where to begin.
Resistance immerses you in a landscape of drama and documentary film and audio-visual ‘whispering’ voices, inviting you to reflect on the values of the past and on to the present where you, the individual, can help shape things to come. And we say: If you could do just one thing…
With over 5000 visitors at Washington DC’s Kennedy Center and a Best Exhibition Award from Liverpool Daily Post, Resistance is extending to a diverse public. Visitors make an emotional connection to some of the key social issues of today and they make repeat visits to find out how they can be a part of the solution.
Watch a preview film of Resistance on Tour