A Season of Care is series of events, residencies and talks with care, in all its forms, at the centre. Care as conceptual rationale and as collective provocation.
This program will ensure care is investigated in 'crip time' and from intersectional perspectives, creating a network of new knowledges. Tian Zhang’s, ‘A manifesto for radical care or how to be a human in the arts’ (Sydney Review of Books) and Care Work: Dreaming Disability Justice by Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha are touchstones.
The program is supported by the ‘Curatorium of Care,' a non-hierarchical support structure from which this program will grow. Members include: Riana Head-Toussaint, Tian Zhang, Verónica Barac-Gomez, Eddie Abd, Jason L’Ecuyer and Jessica Olivieri.
We opened with Crip Rave Theory – a euphoric intersectional dance party for all bodies and genders, on April 15th at PACT.
SEASON OF CARE ARTIST RESIDENCIES
A critique of care, an embrace of care and a new kind of being together. The next phase of A Season of Care, will see seven artists in residence from May 1. They will discuss and develop their practice though the lens of care over one week at Utp's home base in Bankstown.
Participating artists include: Alex Craig, Aimée Falzon, Imogen Yang, Ju Bavyka, Naomi Segal, Paula Do Prado and Tania Khouri.
Image: Nancy Trieu
PARTNERS AND SUPPORTERS
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, through project funding.
This project has been assisted by Create NSW, through multi-year funding.