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Disruptions 06: Wit López on Radical Softness and Tactile Disruptions
CUAG invites you to join a performance and talk by the Philadelphia-based multidisciplinary and performance artist Wit López. Admission is free and everyone is welcome!

This is the sixth event in CUAG’s “Disruptions: Dialogues on Disability Art” series, curated by Michael Orsini to generate dialogue about contemporary art as a force for challenging ableism.

López will share how they utilize radical softness and speak to disrupting the social expectations of audience as tools for disability justice.

Attendees are encouraged to bring an extra t-shirt for one of the components of the event.

Bio:
Wit López is a disabled, gender non-conforming/nonbinary trans performer, visual artist, scholar, and independent curator of African American and Boricua descent. Through fiber, performance, and imagery, López explores hairiness, accessibility, queerness, gender identity, Blackness, and Latinidad, while also fully embracing absurdity and the macabre.

Disruptions 05 is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Reesa Greenberg Digital Initiatives Fund, School for Studies in Art and Culture, The Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender Studies, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, READ Initiative.

Access
This event is held on Zoom. Live captioning and ASL interpretation will be available.

Disability accommodations
Should you have any disability-related requirements, please contact Victoria by 18 March at victoria.mcglinchey@carleton.ca.

Image description: Wit López, a light-skinned gender non-conforming Black Boricua person, is wearing a tall, periwinkle blue headwrap with 6 long, thick turquoise yarn braids hanging down from the top of the wrap. There are small blue yarn half circles lining the wrap near their forehead and a small blue knitting loom atop the wrap as a crown. They have on dark turquoise eyeshadow, turquoise glitter lipstick and black false eyelashes.

Apr 1, 2021 01:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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