Disruptions 10: Amy Amantea / Through My Lens

March 24, 2023

3:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Making space for different ways of understanding accessibility

What do we see when we look at a photo? What memories might it provoke in us? How can strangers connect over a shared memory?

CUAG invites you to join “Through My Lens,” a participatory immersive experience led by Vancouver-based artist Amy Amantea. This event is free and everyone is welcome!  

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

In this event, Amantea, who lost her sight at age 24 and later became a photographer under the tutelage of Rick Hulbert, asks us to describe to her various photos she has taken and never actually seen.  

Through this activity, Amantea demonstrates herself as an artist of opportunity, seeking out moments to collaborate with other artists and participants, engaging in art forms that stretch her as a creator. 

We’ve made it to 10: thank you so much for your support of this series! Disruptions: Dialogues on Disability Art generates dialogue about contemporary art as a force for challenging ableism.  

Thank you Disruptions 10 is generously supported by the Canada Council for the Arts, Ontario Arts Council, Reesa Greenberg Digital Initiatives Fund, Office of the Dean of the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, School for Studies in Art and Culture, Feminist Institute of Social Transformation, Institute for Comparative Studies in Literature, Art and Culture, Accessibility Institute, Carleton Disability Awareness Centre, Graduate Students Association and Carleton University Students Association.

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

Disability accommodations Should you have any disability-related requirements, please email Victoria McGlinchey.  



Amy Amantea is a white settler on the stolen lands of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-waututh Frst Peoples, colonially known as Vancouver, B.C. Living with blindness and neurodivergence, Amy aims to increase representation of disability within the Canadian theatre landscape. Her background is in acting, having attended Vancouver Film School and private acting academies before her sight loss. Amy has had to reinvent herself as a performer and integrate access, advocacy and activism into her work.  

Amy also works as a consultant around access in the arts, exploring both traditional access conventions through service providers as well as creative access provided directly from artists and immersed in the work. 

Representation of disability in the arts, from all facets: performers, patrons and arts workers, is so important as we reflect on reality of the communities we live in. Close to 25% of Canadians identify with disability, but these stories are often never told

Through My Lens” is a work in partnership with Theatre Replacement.