New Channels of Access gathers together short videos by Carolyn Lazard, Leroy Moore Jr., Sharon Snyder, David Mitchell, Liza Sylvestre, Joseph Grigely, Christine Sun Kim, and Thomas Mader to explore the last three decades of creative struggles and expressions within disability culture and politics. Through a variety of means and perspectives, these works expand and complicate systems of communication, particularly in regard to film and video, while examining the practices (and systemic failings) of accessibility and accommodations. This program is organized in the spirit of Mitchell and Snyder’s insistence that disability subjectivities “are not just characterized by socially imposed restrictions, but productively create new forms of embodied knowledge and collective consciousness.”

Presented as part of This Set of Actions is a Mirror, a multipart look at expressions of disability culture and politics in artists’ moving images.


Related programs: 


Zeinabu irene Davis, 1999, USA, 95 minutes, ASL and open captions

Streaming February 25–March 3


Panel discussion with Dustin Gibson, Robert McRuer, Liza Sylvestre, and Minh Nguyen

Thursday, February 25, 7:00 p.m. CT

This event will have live captions and ASL interpretation.