Day 2: Deaf and Disability Futures
Deaf and Disability Futures features roundtable discussions and keynote presentations dedicated to thinking about Deaf and Disability Arts culture in relation to digital transformation, representation, leadership and Indigenous resistance, racial justice, and colonialism.
Photo (left to right) of Michael Orsini, Leah Sandals, Shay Erlich, Peter Owusu-Ansah, and Nadine Changfoot on stage.
Audience at Cripping the Arts 2019
A wide shot of the crowd at Cripping the Arts.
A photo of Kirsty Johnston and Sarah Jama on stage.
Audience at Cripping the Arts 2019
A photo of the crowd at Cripping the Arts.
Panel: INDIGENEITY AND RACE
A photo of, from left to right, Loren O. Delaney, Qwo-Li Driskill, and Elwood Jimmy. Elwood is speaking into a microphone.
Closing with Elder Mona Stonefish (Bear Clan)
A photo of Mona Stonefish speaking on stage.
Archive: Live Streaming Day 2
1:28:52 - Welcome
1:29:44 - Elder’s Welcome with Mona Stonefish (Bear Clan) and welcome remarks
2:28:46 - Presentation 1: FUTURE
4:40:47 - Presentation 2: LEADERSHIP
6:00:39 - Presentation 3: REPRESENTATION
7:24:32 - Presentation 4: INDIGENEITY AND RACE
8:27:29 - Elder’s Closing with Mona Stonefish (Bear Clan)
Note: This video features open captioning on a large screen beside the speakers. These videos are not captioned nor are they ASL interpreted.
Panel 1: Future
This panel explores Deafhood, madness, and disability within the framework of digital transformation, cultural futurisms, and Disability Arts culture. Artists speak to their own knowledge of the ways that the digital world is impacting aesthetics, representation, activism, and artistic and social practice. This panel seeks to respond to Canada’s new cultural policy as well as the Canada Council for the Arts’ urgings to develop digital strategies that support the arts now and into the future.
Panel 2: Leadership
This panel takes up key questions in relation to leadership models in our sector. For too long, non-disabled people have represented and been regarded as voices of authority in the Deaf and Disability Arts sector. In response to this ableist, audist, sanist, and paternalistic dynamic, there has been a necessary push for our sector to be led by disabled, Mad, and Deaf people. This roundtable responds to growing sectoral conversations about leadership models that foster disability, Mad, and Deaf leadership, and accounts for who in our community is excluded by this configuration of leadership.
Panel 3: Representation
Artists and arts and culture critics discuss their experiences of how arts and culture reviews contribute to the cultivation of Deaf, disability, and Mad art. We have invited these panelists with the aim of increasing the rigor and cultural competency of critical Deaf and Disability Arts journalism. Topics discussed may include how arts reviewers and cultural critics write about histories of Deaf and Disability Arts, emergent De’via (Deaf aesthetics) and disability aesthetics, and accessible curatorial practices. The shifting form arts reviews take and the relationship between journalism and culture more broadly will also be discussed.
Panel 4: Indigeneity and Race
Qwo-Li Driskill (Corvallis, Oregon), a disabled (non-citizen) Cherokee artist and activist, will deliver a keynote address reflecting on their practice. Driskill will present on their work and engage in dialogue with local Black and Indigenous artists.