We’re so excited that the Relaxed Performance report we wrote in collaboration with British Council Canada is now out in the world!
Relaxed Performance (RP) is an accessibility practice which “invites bodies to be bodies” in theatre spaces, including in their movement and vocalizations. RP also involves technical modifications, which were introduced in RP training sessions across Canada over the past several years. ...Continue reading
Alice Wong’s podcast episode #51 features an interview with Jeff Thomas, urban Iroquois photographer, artist, researcher, public speaker, curator and BIT collaborator. Jeff talks about racism, indigeneity, colonialism and how his photography re-contextualizes historical images of First Nations people. ...Continue reading
Community members, researchers and students are invited to join the McMaster Faculty of Humanities and the McMaster Institute for Research on Aging on May 15th from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. for Defying Barriers, a workshop examining how aging and disability impact engagement with the arts, and how we can enable participation and expression through a variety of artistic media. ...Continue reading
In this interactive tour, artist Vanessa Dion Fletcher will engage participants through response cards that have been meticulously embroidered with quills. The program will encourage reflection on the political, social and emotional meaning of language. ...Continue reading
March 6, 2019, 4-5:30 pm in the Joe G. Green Theatre.
Presented by Sensorium, VISTA and The Peripheral Visions Speaker Series.
Dolleen Tisawii’ashiiManning hosts a public conversation with Traditional Doctor and Elder Mona Stonefish on Anishinaabe dream imaging practices and their implications for critical disability studies. Manning worked with her mother and Stonefish in developing her mnidoo theory of consciousness. This interrelational understanding of perception and knowing involves a possession by these living potencies, along with an expanded understanding of vision. In this discussion, they question western conceptions of ability and disability, while also considering the debilitating impact of colonialism. ...Continue reading
Thursday March 21st 2019,11am -1pm
4th Floor of Goldfarb Centre for Fine Arts
Kelly Fritsch engages with the emerging field of crip technoscience, exploring what it means for disability politics, community, and access. Taking up Alison Kafer’s provocation that disabled people are cyborgs because of their politics rather than their impairments, Fritsch explores the ways in which disabled community forms out of frictional and ambivalent relations to technoscience, marking out the implications of these relations for social justice practices. For accessibility and to RSVP please firstname.lastname@example.org ...Continue reading
The New College Disability Studies Speaker Series presents Crip Commitments: Disability, Theory, Politics
A Lecture by Prof. Kelly Fritsch (Carleton)
In collaboration with York University’s Peripheral Vision Speaker Series
Engaging the frictions of crip and disability theory, Kelly Fritsch non-innocently considers the possibilities of radical social change that emerge through knowing and making disability differently. ...Continue reading
Bodies in Translation collaborator Jeff Thomas has won the 2019 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts!
Jeff Thomas is a self-taught photo-based artist, writer, public speaker, and curator. He has works in major collections in Canada, the United States and Europe. Jeff’s solo shows include Birdman Rising, A Necessary Fiction: My Conversation with Edward S. Curtis & George Hunter, The Dancing Grounds, and Resistance Is NOT Futile. He has also been in many group shows, including The Family Camera; Toronto: Tributes + Tributaries, 1971-1989; Land/Slide: Possible Futures; SAKAHÀN; and UNMASKING: Arthur Renwick, Adrian Stimson, Jeff Thomas. He has received the Canada Council’s Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography, the Karsh Award in photography, and a REVEAL Indigenous Art Award, and he has been inducted into the Royal Canadian Academy of Art. An urban-based Iroquois, Jeff was born in Buffalo, New York, and now lives in Ottawa, Ontario. ...Continue reading