Online Panel Discussion of the film 'Do Faster Win More'

Do Faster Win More by Jordan Baseman, is one of six commissions made by artists responding to heritage in the national Meeting Point programme, developed by Arts&Heritage. Inspired by the history of the National Paralympic Heritage Trust, it reveals the timelessness and universality of certain human qualities and ideas, and creates new ways for people to connect with Paralympic heritage. Find out more about the project here

This event took place on Thursday 27 October 2022 with Jordan Baseman, Kay Ashton MBE, Chisato Minamimura, Mathy Selvakumaran and chaired by internationally acclaimed curator, Linda Rocco.

About the panel


Linda Rocco, Kay Ashton MBE, Chisato Minamimura and Mathy Selvakumaran

Linda Rocco, Chair

Linda Rocco is a London-based contemporary art curator and PhD researcher at the Royal College of Art with a LAHP/AHRC doctoral award. She has curated public events, exhibitions and residencies internationally, with established small-scale institutions such as Delfina Foundation and Goethe Institut London, and in the public sphere for the Mayor of London and Nine Elms on the South Bank. Linda curated and creatively produced the disability arts festival Liberty 2022 for The Greater London Authority (GLA) securing and delivering a public commission by Yinka Shonibare CBE, and 'I'm Here, Where Are You?' Festival in Cambridge. She also co-directs the not-for-profit organisation _inventory platform, which has engaged marginalised communities through socially engaged art projects since 2016.
Linda regularly works as curator for artists and private galleries, as well as consulting for charities, foundations and public institutions on accessible and socially engaged arts. Her research interests orbit around alternative organisational methodologies which recognise immaterial labour and pluralistic values in cooperative and distributed ways; participatory and intermedia practices; Web 3.0 and transdisciplinary experimentation, particularly with STEM subjects.

Kay Ashton MBE

Kay Ashton MBE, vlogger, author and podcaster of Love, Life & disABILITY. In Kay's spare time she is a volunteer youth coordinator for Childhood Tumour Trust and Patron of Parable Dance. Raising awareness about living with disability and supporting others. Refusing to allow anything to hold her back from achieving her dreams and is currently going through IVF as a single person by choice as she is keen to be a mum. 

Chisato Minamimura

Chisato Minamimura is a Deaf performance artist, choreographer and BSL art guide. Born in Japan, now based in London, Chisato has created, performed and taught internationally and is currently a Work Place artist at The Place. Chisato has been involved in aerial performances with Graeae Theatre Company, London’s Paralympic Opening Ceremony and Rio’s 2016 Paralympic Cultural Olympiad. Chisato trained at Trinity Laban in London and holds a BA in Japanese Painting and MA from Yokohama National University.

Chisato approaches choreography and performance making from her unique perspective as a Deaf artist, experimenting with and exploring the visualisation of sound and music. By using dance and digital technology, Chisato aims to share her experiences of sensory perception and human encounters.

Chisato’s recent work Scored in Silence, is a performance exploring the experience of Deaf survivors of the Hiroshima and Nagasaki bombings in 1945. Scored in Silence was selected for the British Council Edinburgh Fringe Festival Showcase in 2019, and toured to Tunisia in 2019 and to Canada in 2022. It has also been presented digitally, with online workshops and screenings taking place in Canada, Chile, Japan, Mexico, South Korea, the UK and Venezuela.

Mathy Selvakumaran

Mathy is a writer, artist, speaker and activist. Through writing and public speaking, Mathy aims to challenge society’s understanding of disabled people, and encourage people to reframe these narratives to be more inclusive of all.  
Mathy is also a dedicated activist in the disability rights movement, and engages with politicians and the press in the fight for equality and accessibility. She has campaigned for more than a decade with the charity Muscular Dystrophy UK, and with them she has written and presented evidence to the All Party Parliamentary Group for Young Disabled People in Westminster, and been interviewed on radio, in local and national newspapers, and on a national television. Mathy also regularly writes essays, articles and op-ed pieces independently on a wide variety of topics, from her own lived experiences of disability, to popular culture, to politics and health.
Mathy was named a Trailblazer of the Future in 2018 by Campaign Magazine and Abbott Mead Vickers BBDO in recognition of her role as a change maker across the creative industries, and was selected for the Rare with Google Leadership Accelerator 2020, which identifies underrepresented future creative leaders who wish to fundamentally change creative industries for the better. 


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Image credit: Do Faster, Win More Film Still 2022, Courtesy Jordan Baseman and Matt’s Gallery London


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