Live from Tangled Art + Disability – Gallery Tour and Introduction to Crip Rituals Exhibition
Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 7:45pm to 8:30pm EST on Zoom
Hosted by Sean Lee, Tangled Art + Disability
Live Disability Performances and Q&A
Thursday, January 20, 2022 from 8:30pm to 10:00pm EST on Zoom
Join us for an evening of intersectional and interdependent practices of performance creation and presentation. A short post-show discussion with some of the presenting artists will follow the presentation.
Gaitrie Persaud (her/she)
The Red Rose Bleed
Enchante has a secret no one knows about beside her bodyguards: She has a bad habit of killing men who are up to no good and Enchante is a Deaf powerful woman that will do anything to taste the blood. Enchante is a very talented killer, mercurial in mood. She clings to the luxuries of her life. Enchante will draw you into her luxury life ….with her Red Rose.
Social Media: enchante091216
Gaitrie Persaud, a Torontian, lives and breathes acting and that is reflected in her amazing identity. She has been breaking down barriers to have AMERICAN SIGN LANGUAGE INTERPRETATION provided at music concerts. She has won Air Canada Center’s and CBC entertainment’s attention. Gaitrie is a firm believer in creating opportunities for the Deaf Community and young deaf children. Her creation strives to increase the overall impact to provide the excitement of adventure to the deaf/hard hearing Community with the musical by ASL interpretations.
In her free time, Gaitrie likes to write, do dance and acting, listen to music with lyrics and of course, she is currently in development on the script with her partner, expanding her creative reach and platforms. She is the founder of PHOENIX THE FIRE.
Catherine Bourgeois – Joe Jack et John
Joe Jack & John is a multidisciplinary theatre company that produces original, bilingual shows combining video, VR, spoken word or dance. Their artistic approach is deeply humanistic and based on collaborative interdependence of neurodivergent artists and performers from diverse backgrounds. They create thought-provoking works with the aim of opening dialogues.
vacuum sealed, wrap, slough inside, tiiick tok, puncture ‘n’ cut, crush into bloom
moira williams is a disabled indigenous artist, disability cultural activist and dreamer; weaving together cross-disability justice, celebratory crip-resistance, with eco-somatics and queer ecologies. moira’s ongoing work with water focuses on “access intimacy” and water intimacy as ways forward to accessible waterways. They are a Leonardo Crip Tech Incubator Fellow with the Mad Rad Lab at Berkeley University in California.
Live Performance at Remote Access Dance Party
Friday, January 21, 2022
Vanessa Hernández Cruz (she, her, hers)
Vanessa Hernández Cruz (she, her, hers) is an emerging Chicana disabled dancer, choreographer, filmmaker, mixed media artist, poet & an intersectional Disability Justice activist. She was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. She recently graduated from California State University Long Beach with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance Science.
Vanessa’s work has been recognized in various places. Through the “Arts Unchained” international residency, in October 2021 she created her latest film “11th Hour”. Early in 2021, “DNA: Disability Not Ability” was selected by IKOUII for their virtual art show exhibition “Without Labels” and won the Honorable Mention award. “DNA” was later in the art exhibit Opulent Mobility, where it was screened for the entire month of October 2021. In 2020, her dance film “Nycto-Eternity” won The Dance Cinema Award from Frostbite International Film Festival and was later screened for The Midnight Film Festival in New York. Vanessa’s choreographic film work has received awards from Ballet Beyond Borders.
Vanessa’s lifetime aspirations are to perform, choreograph, & create dance films. Through her artistry & activism she will continue to help dismantle systemic oppressions in the dance field to help create an equitable path for future multi-marginalized disabled artists.
Pre-recorded Performances in Gather Town
These artists are connected to Tangled Art + Disability and/or the #CripRitual exhibition. You can find pre-recorded performances by these artists in our galleries in Gather Town.
Tangled Art + Disability is a registered charitable organization dedicated to enhancing opportunities for artists with disabilities to contribute to the cultural fabric of our society.
#CripRitual, presented by the Critical Design Lab, Tangled Art + Disability and the Doris McCarthy Gallery, is an exhibit that gathers together artworks that use ritual to foreground understandings of disabled, crip, d/Deaf, Mad, and Sick people’s experiences. It considers the role of ritual in crip strategies that bring disability culture and community into being and support access, self care, and advocacy in an ableist world.
Rituals are transformative: they change us and the world around us, whether through incantation or ceremony, private practice or public protest. With the phrase “crip ritual,” these theories are put in conversation with disability culture, as understood by disability justice movements and disability studies. #CripRitual highlights strategies for building crip power: the ceremonies, habits, celebrations, design practices, social scripts, and community agreements, grounded in disabled knowledge and experience, that undergird disability culture.
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