access embodiment

November 19, 2022
Performance as Public Practice Studio Series
January 15 – 17, 2023
Crashbox + dis/located theatre co.
devised by Alexis Riley and Molly Roy

About the Performance:

Access/Embodiment is a interdisciplinary participatory performance event that seeks to uncover disability ancestors within the archives of surveillance. Oftentimes, historical records documenting disability are created by nondisabled people; disability, in these artifacts, is represented as deficit, as spectacle, as other. How do we ethically engage these archives? Is it possible to engage historical documents about disabled people without reproducing violence, or romanticizing their absence–even if we ourselves are disabled? Through a combination of performance research and accessibility best practices, this production stages a collision between historical documents and contemporary bodies, not in an attempt to provide a clear answer but, rather, to enter into deep embodied conversation with the complexities of the question at hand.

We have developed access/embodiment through a series of devising workshops for The University of Texas at Austin and Texas A&M University.

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