Conversation

Disruptions 06: Wit López on Radical Softness and Tactile Disruptions

April 1, 2021

1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Making space for different ways of understanding accessibility

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.  

We’ll convene on Zoom. You can register here.

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. 

Thank you Disruptions 06 is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Reesa Greenberg Digital Initiatives Fund, School for Studies in Art and CultureThe Pauline Jewett Institute of Women’s and Gender StudiesInstitute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture and 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. 

 

Participants

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.