This guy is amazing. Sometimes I really hate videos or documentaries about people with disabilities because they can give people the impression that every guy born without arms could drive a car if he just applied himself, for example. However, this trailer struck me quite differently. Bill Shannon is truly an artist and I enjoyed watching him because of how his crutches aren't "about" his disability to me. To me, they seem more like paintbrushes he uses to add art to his every day life. Anyway, this is worth taking a look at, I think.
I just visited Shannon's website called "WhatIsWhat" and reading it is even more amazing than watching his performance. There was one part in particular that really intrigued me. He talks about how people without disabilities can be quick to label any integration of an artist's condition (i.e. disability) as "exploitation of the condition".
The Condition Arriving also could be applied to a disabled stage performer with an obvious condition. The disabled performer performs and the act is perceived as performing the condition, not as the performer performing. For example a man on crutches dances and a critic writes that he has turned his condition into a means of making a spectacle of himself. The critic gives credit for the spectacle to the exploitation of the condition rather than the expression of the performer's imagination in relation to all aspects of the performance.
The combination of theory, commentary and short clips of his "performances" make for a very compelling presentation.