Curing Perfect uses digital media to engage the public in the difficult issues of ‘curing’ disability and creating the perfect person. Created and developed by a team of learning disabled creatives from Carousel, it is a playful journey that carries a serious message.
What kind of humans do we want in our world?
The idea initially started out as an online graphic novel, which was set out over three chapters. The story takes people on a journey through a ‘perfect’ world, where access is limited by how ‘perfect’ you are.
The project is the result of a collaboration between Carousel’s learning disabled artists, Birmingham University and digital artists Alex Peckham (Blast Theory) and Simon Wilkinson (Circa69).
Becky Bruzas, Curing Perfect spokesperson, said: “A year ago I read an article that claimed Downs Syndrome could be cured. It made me think about my condition, which is incurable, and about the future and what could happen.”
Curing Perfect is funded by The Wellcome Trust, Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and Monument Trust. Carousel is supported by the Arts Council and Brighton and Hove City Council.