Ford Foundation Gallery Presents ‘Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 4’ an Online Event on April 30th

 

 

Film still from Raisa Kabir’s House Made of Tin (A Socially Distanced Weaving Performance); People in colorful clothing and face masks weave multicolored yarn onto a geometric structure outside at a spacious green park.

The Ford Foundation Gallery invites the public to Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 4: Raisa Kabir ‘House Made of Tin’ (A Socially Distanced Weaving Performance) an Online exhibition and performance, Friday, April 30th.

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).

Image caption: Alex Dolores Salerno, El Dios Acostado (video still), 2020

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.”

Indisposable: Structures of Support After the ADA, Chapter 4, presented by Ford Foundation Gallery, is on online event to be held on Friday, April 30, 2021 from 1:00pm to 2:30pm. Viewers will be emailed a Zoom link with instructions 24 hours prior to the event. The screening will be followed by a conversation with artists melannie monoceros and Raju Rage to discuss crafting resilience, trans care, crip kinship and chronic illness.

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