Online Friday, July 16, 2021 at 3:30pm EDT
Watch at CFMDC.tv or join via Zoom (register on Eventbrite). Free!
Join your tiny affable Pisces duo Sean Lee and jes sachse as they meet you with snacks & bath tubs from the desk of Big Access to discuss WHAT is disability legibility in film? Have we finally shifted from the politics of the neoliberal maxim of representation?
This event will take place on Friday July 16th from 3:30-4:30pm EDT and be followed by a short Q&A.
Register via the Eventbrite link to participate in the zoom meeting, or watch the livestream on CFMDC.tv.
This discussion is part of the larger program Dis/Able: Dismantling Ableist Filmmaking that was held in April 2021 as part of CFMDC’s symposium “The Breadth of” hosted on CFMDC.tv. Dis/Able: Dismantling Ableist Filmmaking showcases how "dis"abled filmmakers subvert the film-making process to be more inclusive of their accessibility needs. As Jaene Castrillon says, "The goal of this program is to show how accessible film-making IS, and help re-imagine a future where we are at the table leading and guiding a more equitable, inclusive and decolonized way of making films."
Thank you to Canada Council for the Arts for supporting this program. Thank you to our generous co-presenters Tangled Art + Disability and the Liaison of Independent Filmmakers of Toronto (LIFT).
- This event will be livestreamed to CFMDC.tv
- Deaf interpretation provided by Tamyka Bullen, with ASL interpretation support from Ayoka Junaid
- We are currently in the process of trying to book live captioning however if that is unavailable, we will use automated Zoom captions
- Access Doula by Lina Wu to monitor the chat and assist as needed
About jes sachse:
Presently living in Toronto, jes is an artist, writer and performer whose work addresses the negotiations of bodies moving in public/private space and the work of their care. Their work & writing has appeared in NOW Magazine, The Peak, CV2 -The Canadian Journal of Poetry and Critical Writing, Mobilizing Metaphor: Art, Culture and Disability Activism in Canada, and the 40th Anniversary Edition of Our Bodies, Ourselves.
About Sean Lee:
Sean Lee is an artist and curator exploring the notion of disability art as the last avant-garde. Orienting towards a “crip horizon”, his practice gestures towards the transformative possibilities of crip community building and accessible practices that desire the ways disability can disrupt.
Sean holds a B.A. in Arts Management and Studio from the University of Toronto, Scarborough and is currently the Director of Programming at Tangled Art + Disability. He also is a member of the Ontario Art Council’s Deaf and Disability Advisory Group and Toronto Art Council’s Visual Arts / Media Arts Committee.
About Jaene F. Castrillon:
Jaene F. Castrillon is a multi-disciplinary artist who explores their relationship to the world through Indigenous teachings of Elder Isaac Day of Serpent River First Nations and the wisdom of the land. Jaene identifies as mixed race (Colombian/Hong Kong Chinese), Trans, queer person of color living with disabilities (physical, cognitive & psychiatric). Jaene believes in sharing the brilliance and heart-break of living a life less ordinary.
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