ON DISPLAY GLOBAL
Photo by Beowulf Sheehan
An annual worldwide event to commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3. In preparation for this global project HLD staff and dancers recruit sites to coordinate and launch replicas of the installation in their own communities. Through a plethora of guides and online coaching HLD sets its partners up for success by training them in every aspect of creation from finding spaces to solidifying costumes and cast. Through this project we are expanding who can participate in art and what inclusion looks like on a global scale.
All sites will perform one installation prior to December to be included in a master film featuring all installations to be broadcast on a monitor in the General Assembly Lobby of the United Nations and at all international sites. HLD also hosts ON DISPLAY at NYU Tisch 721 Broadway on or around December 3. Participating cities to date include Zagreb, Albuquerque, Austin, Hobart, Miami, Denver, Montreal, Madison, Bendigo, Milwaukee, Auckland, Durham,Yogyakarta & Bail, Rochester, Athens, Brighton, Santiago, Dhaka, London, Buenos Aires, Cleveland, Boston, Monteroni, Los Angeles, Mexico City, Brooklyn, Toronto, Palencia, Dayton, Allentown, Budapest, and San Francisco.
Since 2015 we have grown from two (2) participating sites, to 26 in 2016, and 40 in 2017 with a goal of 100 by 2020. Represented to date are 42 countries from Indonesia to Israel, 41 cities with 106 installations.
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ON DISPLAY GLOBAL 2017
IN THE NEWS
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ON DISPLAY GLOBAL 2016
A Dynamic Portfolio of Works
ON DISPLAY is a deconstructed art exhibit/fashion show and commentary on the body as spectacle and society's obsession with body image. It turns a cast of diverse and extreme bodies into a sculpture court where the performers are the sculptures. ON DISPLAY began as a simple human sculpture court and is now a movement, a growing portfolio of works that explore and demonstrate inclusion through art.