Over seven years, Bodies in Translation projects will set in motion an intellectual wave combining artistic creation, interdisciplinary research, technological innovation and critical inquiry.

All of our projects are made possible and are strengthened by our collaborations with artists, curators, researchers, practitioners and community members.

artwork from the Outliers exhibition


Artist Michel Dumont­ reflects on his tile mosaic sculptures and live performance at the Outliers on Tour exhibition at Tangled Art + Disability. Dumont’s work

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a screen of the documentary Finding Language

FInding Language

In this interactive performance, Vanessa Dion Fletcher, Potawatomi and Lenape neurodiverse artist, considers how systemic colonial oppression intersects with her relationship to language as a learning-disabled

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deaf interiors

Deaf Interiors is a multidisciplinary online exhibition presenting six Deaf Canadian artists whose featured work is the culmination of a three-month online incubator. In response

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Artwork by Vanessa Dion Fletcher

Translation roundtable

The Roundtable on Translation explores artists’ reflections on how accessibility impacts experiences of art and art making. Co-presented in September 2020 by ArtsEverywhere and Bodies in Translation, and co-curated

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Disability and livelihoods

With employment rates among people with disabilities at less than 50 percent, and a resulting reliance on government transfers, we ask: how do people with

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Secret Feminist agenda

Episode 4.22 of Secret Feminist Agenda: “Disability Art is the Last Avant-Garde,” with Sean Lee! From host Hannah McGregor: “This week I sat down virtually

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2020 curator in residence

Meet Max Ferguson! Max is Tangled Art + Disability’s 2020 Curator-in-Residence. The Tangled Art + Disability Curator Residency is an opportunity for Mad, Deaf and/or Disability-identified

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vital practices in the arts

Vital Practices in the Arts is a resource guide for documenting, producing, and sharing arts and knowledge in ways that are accessible, collaborative, and disruptive. 

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Two people performing outside in front of a shipping container for small group of people.

kNow Access: A digital collage

Welcome to the Bodies in Translation year-end digital collages, which compiles the art, activisms, and reflections of artists and researchers throughout the project. Using visuals,

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Disability & fashion

This project develops new activist methodologies and pedagogies in fashion design and education by centring the disabled wearer. In a special topics course on disability

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Accessing the Arts

Creative Users Projects is working with communities with lived experiences of disability and difference across Canada to co-create solutions that make difference discoverable and vital

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‘Hidden’ explores intergenerational trauma [hauntology], isolation and lived experiences of Black artists with hidden disabilities. What is hidden is kept concealed, and what is concealed

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Night of Ideas: Being Alive

Part of a global initiative across 50 cities, Night of Ideas: Being Alive brought together a dynamic mix of international artists, writers, philosophers, performers, and

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Ancestral Mindscapes

Ancestral Mindscapes is an autobiographical collaboration using video, sound and photography to explore the intersection of madness, indigeneity, colonialism, environmental destruction and the healing power

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Transgressing body boundaries

Jake Pyne, Jen Rinaldi and May Friedman are working on a multi-media storytelling project on trans approaches to weight stigma. Call for participants (past): Seeking

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Fault Lines

Acceptance of change and change through acceptance—Fault Lines explores processes emblematic of observant insight and growth gained from conditions of challenge and disruption. It approaches

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Aging Vitalities

Aging Vitalities was a 3-day Digital Storytelling Workshop, April 15, 16, 17, 2019 with aging identified and/or older adult (55+ years young) participants who created

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Bruce Horak: Through a Tired Eye

Retino-blastoma, monocular tunnel-vision, extreme light-sensitivity, floaters, flashers, blepharitis, capsular opacification… Through a Tired Eye is Bruce Horak’s interpretation of how he sees the world. Using

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Erin Ball performing on stage

cripping the arts 2019

Cripping the Arts 2019 was a three day symposium – panel discussions, co-creative workshops, exhibitions and performances – animating how Deaf, Mad, and Disability arts

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Holding patterns: roll-a-thon

This video documents the Roll-a-thon tour of Artspin’s 2019 installation exhibition, Holding Patterns, that took place on October 11, 2018. The Roll-a-thon tour led mobility device

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Artist Jenelle Rouse

Hear, Feel, See, What!

Centre[3] for Print and Media Arts in Hamilton and VibraFusionLab in London, Ontario present Hear, Feel, See What!, a collaborative speculative soundscape and interactive installation.

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The image is a colour photograph of David Bobier, with his hair pulled back in a ponytail, wearing a black sweater and glasses. His right hand is extended and adjusting a Vibro-projector. 

Interview with David Bobier

We were thrilled to interview David Bobier, co-lead of Bodies in Translation: Accessing the Arts via email. David Bobier is a hard-of-hearing media artist and

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Mindful Art Night

A night of art, performances, food and good conversations. A night of mental health awareness, celebration, discussion presented by BIT presented a video program

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technologies of justice

On January 26th & 27th, the Legal Studies program at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) hosted Technologies of Justice, a conference that

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crip interiors: mixer

This exhibition was presented by Creative Users and installed at the Tangled Art Gallery August 10-12, 2017. CRIP INTERIORS is an annual arts event that

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Admiring all we accomplish

Admiring all we accomplish by Deirdre Logue was presented by Tangled Art Gallery in collaboration with the Images Festival in collaboration with VibraFusionLab, April 7

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Textile installation on floor

Outside The Lines

This exhibition was held May 15-19, 2017 in conjunction with the international conference “Lives Outside the Lines: Gender and Genre in the Americas, A Symposium in

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Create/Change: AZ Institute

Create/Change was a 3-day intensive institute developed by Anne Basting and the TimeSlips team, who focus on transforming care for elders through creative engagement. Melita

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The Aging/Disability Nexus project

The Aging/Disability Nexus project is inspired and supported by Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life. The concept for The Aging/Disability Nexus emerged from our recognition of

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