Racing in a wheelchair – are you up to the challenge?

Inviting all to a wheelchair obstacle course, artist Bruno Booth hopes to bring to light the true barriers in our ableist society.
Bruno booth

Walyalup/Fremantle-based artist Bruno Booth will present his new work, Dead Ends and Detours at Perth’s Cultural Centre amphitheatre, PICA from 17-19 March. An interactive sculptural installation that challenges visitors (aged 11 and above) to race against the clock in a wheelchair, Booth refers to the work as ‘the best named project that’s been in development’ because, like its title, its had so many dead ends and detours since the initial conception.

Dead Ends and Detours follows from the ideas of Booth’s 2019 work, Hostile Infrastructure, which was presented at Melbourne’s Testing Grounds and invited participants to manoeuvre through a tunnel in a wheelchair as the space became increasingly confined.

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Celina Lei is an arts writer and editor at ArtsHub. She acquired her M.A in Art, Law and Business in New York with a B.A. in Art History and Philosophy from the University of Melbourne. She has previously worked across global art hubs in Beijing, Hong Kong and New York in both the commercial art sector and art criticism. Most recently she took part in drafting NAVA’s revised Code of Practice - Art Fairs. Celina is based in Naarm/Melbourne. Instagram: @lleizy_