Please contribute to an Interactive Art Installation called
Disability Art and Culture Project (DACP) members are creating an interactive art installation. It will be shown at a Revolutionary Arts Panel as part of the Disability Pride Art and Culture Festival,May 17, 2014.
The installation (exhibit) will look at ways the medical system marginalizes people with disabilities. Whether you have a disability, illness, injury, or health condition that is or is not diagnosed, many people feel like the health system reduces us to labels and body parts. We sometimes feel objectified.
We would like you to contribute to this installation so we get as many participants as possible! Here are the ways to contribute for either a video portion, a visual art portion or both.
Please see our anti-oppression statement. DACP makes all efforts to support an anti-oppressive environment so that our work does not oppress anyone or support ableism, racism, sexism, cissexism, heterosexism, ageism, and the other ways in which marginalized people are oppressed.
See the list of light bulb jokes lined here. These were ALL written by people with disabilities and Disabled people. They are intended to be satire.
If you find some you really like, please video or audio record yourself telling them. You may rewrite any on the list to suit you. You can also create new ones on whatever part of your identity you want to explore (disability, health, ethnicity, poverty, etc.)
If you write a new joke, please write it from your own experience. We will not broadcast jokes that are violent or hateful.
For recording, you can use a video camera, smart phone, tablet or webcam. If you do not have access to these, you can submit a written joke for someone else to record, draw a picture of the joke, or express the joke in whatever way works for you.
Please submit your joke-telling by email to Cheryl Green at firstname.lastname@example.org. If your recording is too large to email, contact Cheryl. We will work out a plan.
Deadline for light bulb jokes is May 1st, 2014 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time
We would like to show pictures that represent how diverse, complex and individual pain can be. Many people feel physical, emotional, spiritual or psychic pain. Sometimes, no one else can see where, how or why it hurts. So a lot of people in pain are told they are faking it or that it’s not that bad.
To explore the diversity of pain, we are looking for photographs, drawings or paintings of pain. Please submit a picture or drawing of yourself or your pain or even a close up image of some part of you that hurts. It can be something that appears painful or that does not appear painful to others. It might be a cut on your arm, a swollen joint, or a head that “looks fine” but hurts, for example. You may remain completely anonymous. Each photo or artwork will have the label “Ouch” added underneath it.
Please note that DACP has the right to decide what will be included in the Art Installation. Our goal is to have work that is a good fit for our community, which includes people under 18 years of age. We will include as many as possible, but we might not be able to include all submissions.
Artworks can be emailed to Cheryl Green at email@example.com to be included.
Deadline for Ouch artworks is May 1st, 2014 at 5:00 pm Pacific Time
Download our call for participation in the art installation I, Object(ification: Contribute to DACP art installation I, Object(ification)