Art Gallery of Guelph, Ontario
Arts Everywhere Festival presented by Musagetes
A dynamic conversation between two artist activist scholars on the challenge and possibilities of creating and curating for social change. Convened and moderated by Andrew Hunter, and featuring Amanda Cachia and Dolleen Manning. Co-presented by Bodies in Translation and the International Institute for Critical Studies in Improvisation.
Bodies in Translation cultivates activist art produced by disabled, d/Deaf, fat, Mad, and E/elder people through research activities aimed at interrogating the central claim of our partnership—that creating access to art for non-normatively embodied people and opportunities for the public to engage with such art will expand understanding of non-normative vitality and advance social justice in Ontario.
Bodies in Translation is a SSHRC funded community/university partnership that builds and expands upon a working relationship between Project Re·Vision and Tangled Art + Disability to bring together 23 community organizations and academic institutions to advance non-normative arts in Ontario.
Co-lead by Dr. Carla Rice (Canada Research Chair in Care, Gender, and Relationships, University of Guelph) and Dr. Eliza Chandler (School of Disability, Ryerson University, and former Artistic Director at Tangled Art + Disability), BIT sets in motion a creative and intellectual wave of leading-edge artistic creation research, technological innovation, and critical inquiry within and beyond Ontario. Blending theories and practices of disability arts, feminist arts, and community arts, this grant explores how, and to what ends, we can cultivate arts that re-figure bodies/minds of difference.