It’s time to talk networking and how it can work against autistic art professionals in particular. I won’t talk beyond my own experience but I hope what I say can apply more widely. SO networking. From the outside I appear relatively networked in. I have public funding, and I’m a member of an artists’ studiosContinue reading “Networked out? Autism and ‘real time’ in professional practice.”
Perhaps we underestimate just how hard we’re working everyday to keep afloat in a world which does not support our divergent neurologies?
Today I bought 12 canvases for a new installation to be shown in May. I have my work cut out to produce a series which will be called Landscapes of Resistance.
I see many, many occasions, so many circumstances in which neuro-normative culture insists on conformity, and fails to conceive of the vastness outside of it’s parameters.
The other day I imagined the difficulty managing information flow (of all kinds including sensory) and coordinating responses in autism as the want of a traffic cop at an intersection during rush hour.
So how do I cope as an autistic? Cognitive load. Overload. Load of stress. All the loads. You name it I go it.