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January 29-30, 2015 Two nights only, 7-9pm
Artscape Youngplace, 180 Shaw Street, Toronto
Closest Accessible Subway Station: Osgoode Station
Project Creative Users announces the installment of their first art exhibition, CRIP INTERIORS. The collective of artists, non-artists, disability activists and community members will showcase an abstract series of cubical structures that represent hidden, interior experiences of disability, madness, chronic illness, the corporeal and spiritual, which often remain concealed and obscured in their everyday lives. Local project participants use the word Crip in an effort to reassign reclaimed meaning to the word Cripple -a derogatory word historically used to describe disability or embodied difference. But, by Crip, they mean to expose, with desire, the ways disability and difference disrupt the everyday in creative, productive ways.
A provocative, painful and enchanting demonstration of disability art activism, CRIP INTERIORS asks the public to engage with innovative art from the disability justice movement including people who make art about the ways they negotiate accessibility in the city - heralding a loud call for more improved forms of access built on disability justice terms. The work presented in CRIP INTERIORS exposes that which is often hidden with the intention of revealing the everyday/night work, labour, collectivity, humour, creativity, and love that goes into negotiating interiors and exteriors.
Featured artists include Eliza Chandler, Lindsay Fisher, Jenna MacKay, Izzy Mackenzie Lay, Paris Master McRae, jes sachse, Jordyn Taylor, and Wy Joung Kou.
This event is in a barrier-free location. We will have ASL interpreters and attendant care. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 15. This is a child-friendly event and a sober space.
This project is made possible with the generous support of the Ontario Arts Council and the Toronto Arts Council.