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(Ad)dressing our past: worn material culture as an everyday historical witness to disability

November 11, 2014, 6:15pm - November 11, 2014, 7:00pm

https://ryecast.ryerson.ca/72/live/1077.aspx

This event will be live streamed! ryecast.ryerson.ca/72/live/1077.aspx It's also at the front page of ryecast.ryerson.ca

Tangled Art + Disability presents:
Please join us for the Surviving Huronia Art Show
Tuesday, Dec. 2., 7-9PM at the Urbanspace Gallery in the 401 Richmond Building.
Free and open to the public.
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Surviving Huronia: An Interactive Evening, with Art by Survivors of Huronia Regional Centre and Allies

December 2, 2014, 7:00pm - December 2, 2014, 8:00pm

Urbanspace Gallery, room 111 in the 401 Richmond Building at 401 Richmond Street, Toronto

Tangled Art + Disability Presents.... Surviving Huronia Tuesday, Dec. 2, 2014 7:00-9:00PM with opening remarks from Huronia Regional Centre Class Action Leaders Marie Slark and Patricia Seth at 7:30PM Urbanspace Gallery, room 111 in the 401 Richmond Building at 401 Richmond Street, Toronto Closest Accessible Subway Stations: Spadina Station via the accessible Spadina streetcar and the University Station There will be difficult, but important, themes of institutional life, including institutional violence and abuse, discussed and represented at this event. This event is in a barrier-free location. We will have ASL interpreters, attendant care, and supportive listeners. We request that you help us to make this a scent-free environment. For any other accessibility arrangements or questions about accessibility, please contact Eliza at eliza@tangledarts.org by November 25, 2014. This is a child-friendly event and a sober space. This event is presented by the Surviving Huronia Curatorial Collective and sponsored by Tangled Art + Disability, the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University, and Project Re•Vision. This event is a starting place for future programming.

A lecture by jes sachse in Ottawa tomorrow at 5PM! ... See MoreSee Less

CRIP THE LIGHT FANTASTIC // Art as liminal emancipatory practice in the 21st century - a lecture by jes sachse

November 5, 2014, 5:00pm - November 5, 2014, 6:00pm

Faculty of Social Sciences uOttawa, Room 4007

A lecture by jes sachse Hosted by Banting Postdoctoral Fellow Christine Kelly and the Institute of Feminist and Gender Studies at the University of Ottawa. This event is wheelchair accessible and transcripts will be available. Please contact Christine Kelly at christine.kelly@uottawa.ca with accessibility requests by October 10, 2014. Événement en anglais. Event website: cripthelight.wordpress.com/about/ Description This discussion aims to address historical and contemporary art interventions in the still relatively invisiblised, colonial history of disability in Canada. Looking back at the harrowing legacies of eugenics, asylums and residential facilities still not properly honoured and excavated, how can we begin to think about radical disability justice & liberation? Is there a space for curatorial disablism in the Canadian art landscape? Does framing matter? Bio jes sachse is a Toronto-based writer, artist, and curator obsessed with disability culture. Living across the blurred lines of disability and madness, they’ve been creatively compelled by the aesthetic of disability since 2006 and have moved through many mediums– starting with photographic self portraiture, evolving into more installation based work, and most recently exploring large-scale sculpture. sachse is known for the particularly provocative and unapologetic nature of their work, wielded from a genderqueer, crip, & general badass identity. Juxtaposing archetypes with self-representations, sarcasm and contradiction, the stories sachse creates pervade public and private spaces to present audiences with the invitation to look. Having presented work on national & international stages, you can also find them proliferating the youtubesphere with their recent TedxTalk, discussing digital social media and the culture of disability – the physical stage itself serving as impromptu ‘platform’ for interrogating the situation of power within the canon of Canadian art, and a still relatively invisible disabled legacy. Currently, they are working on their first graphic novel, Gutter, which will portray these dilemmas through a multi-modal narrative form, reflecting at once on both a crip navigation of contemporary culture, and the permeation of traumas and spaces of invisible wars; the colonial legacy of incarceration imposed by prisons, asylums, and the larger medical industrial complex.