January 8, 2019
Recoding CripTech Opening Reception with Artist Panel & Discussion
Thursday, January 23rd, 6–9pm
SOMArts, 934 Brannan St.
Curated by Vanessa Chang and Lindsey D. Felt, Recoding CripTech reimagines enshrined notions of what a body can be or do through creative technologies, and how it can move, look, or communicate. As the term “crip” reclaims the word for disability culture and recognizes disability as a cultural and political identity, so too do artists hack technologies to dismantle barriers to access. By creating new kinds of social and sensory interactions with technology, these artists portend a crip aesthetic for media arts that honors the diversity of human bodies.
Opening with a free, all ages reception on Thursday, January 23, 6–9pm, the evening program feature an artist panel discussion and Q&A, led by disability scholar and UC Berkeley professor Karen Nakamura, as well as disability activist and Disability Visibility host, Alice Wong.
Together, panelists explore how the political work of cripping technologies exposes disparities as well as offer insight into the aesthetic motivations of exhibiting artists. The discussion will be recorded and turned into an episode of Wong’s podcast.
M Eifler aka BlinkPopShift & Steve Sedlmayr
Allison Leigh Holt
Chun-shan (Sandie) Yi
Alice Sheppard, in collaboration with Katherine Helen Fisher, Shimmy Boyle, Laurel Lawson, Lisa Niedermeyer, and Missy Mazzoli
Yevgeniya Zastavker, and Katie Butler, Daniel Daugherty, Duncan Hall, Andrew Holmes, Erica Lee, Scott Mackinlay, Apurva Raman, March Saper, Alexander Scott, Kimberly Winter, Rachel Yang, Jingyi Xu, with support from Olin College.
Lindsey D. Felt