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John Flanigan-Wilanski

Unfixed was a creative research project involving ten Australian and UK disabled artists investigating the intersection between arts, disability and technology.

Artists spent two weeks exploring the notions of the ‘fixed’ and ‘unfixed’ body through the lens of art and creative technology during their first residency in Adelaide (November 2015), and then a week developing and prototyping new project ideas at the Pervasive Media Studio in Bristol (September 2016).

Adelaide-based Unfixed artist John Flanigan-Wilanski is a digital artist, filmmaker, puppeteer and creator of a bespoke doodle-based visual language. He was interviewed by Adelaide multi-media artist James Kurtz.

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James Kurtz (JK): What is your favourite game or book?

John Flanigan-Wilanski (JFW): Why is everything the odd one out?


JK: What is your favourite movie?

JFW: Deadman, Ponyo, Home, Grav of the Fireflies [Grave of the Fireflies], Bedrooms & Hallways, My Nabre To To Ro [My Neighbor Totoro], Room 401,Melenium Actres [Millennium Actress], Away We Go


JK: What sort of art do you make?

JFW: Visual & Illustration. Simulation. Dyslexia. Live Arts. Brain.

20151105_163940_resizedJK: Do you have any hobbies?

JFW: Brew beer. Make terrariums. Learn German, Spanish.

20151105_163954_resizedJK: What would you tell someone who wanted to be an artist?


Unfixed was produced by The Australian Network for Art & Technology (ANAT), Access2Arts (AUS), Unlimited (UK) and Watershed (UK).

The logos for the Australia Council for the Arts and Arts SA

The project was supported by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts and the South Australian Government through the Richard Llewellyn Arts and Disability program delivered by Arts SA.