We are pleased to announce the next online chapter of Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, co-curated by Jessica Cooley (UW-Madison, Art History, Ph.D. Candidate) and Ann M. Fox on Friday, April 30th at 12:00pm CT. Chapter 4 features Raisa Kabir’s (@raisa_kabir_textiles) film that documents the public weaving performance titled House Made of Tin (a socially distanced weaving performance).”
Register here: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/indisposable-structures-of-support-after-the-ada-chapter-4-tickets-148959547015?mc_cid=14ba48e49d&mc_eid=UNIQID&fbclid=IwAR3eZUFA3Fk9xFInn6ntFJdqAp9i3hknPSkim-X2voX9c-dKpzZr6WFWyJE
The screening will be followed by a conversation with artists @melanniemonoceros and @raju_rage to discuss crafting resilience, trans care, crip kinship and chronic illness.
Through an open call, Kabir organized and documented a public weaving performance in October 2020 created, by, for, and from BIPOC, disabled, and queer participants. The result was a geometric textile sculpture created through interdependent action and care. Kabir used the documentation from the performance to create this new film, House Made of Tin (a socially distanced weaving performance). The visible face masks and physical distance between participants underscores the urgency and precarious nature of support structures during a time of pandemic. By embodying these structures of support and mutual aid, this performance asks us to consider how labor and care are connected across all bodies and borders. In doing so, House Made of Tin (a socially distanced weaving performance) underscores a key precept of disability justice that, in Kabir’s words, “is dependent on wider society believing in, and participating in, creating access for all.”