Weaving Care: A Panel on Disability and Craft
A conversation with artists Indira Allegra, Francisco echo Eraso, and Raisa Kabir
Moderated by Sandie Yi
About the Event
Join us as artists Indira Allegra, Francisco echo Eraso, and Raisa Kabir weave through a conversation on disability, craft, textile processes, grief, stimming, care, collectivity, access, joy, creative labor and the interconnectedness of it all. A gentle invocation into the possibilities and powerful potential of craft to reflect how queer crip artists are imagining and co-dreaming of ways to refashion and restructure access in our living worlds.
Guests will be invited to participate in a collective care exercise during this virtual event. Please join us with textile based materials, such as thread, yarn, lint and hair. All are encouraged to bring any other tactile based materials or stim objects of your preference.
This event is presented as part of the current gallery exhibition Indisposable: Tactics for Care and Mourning, on view through December 10.
Live captioning, ASL interpretation and Spanish interpretation will be provided.
“House Made of Tin (a socially distanced weaving performance)” by Raisa Kabir.
Eight people sit in a circle on a grassy field with green bushy trees in the background with soft lighting in the sky. Some sit in folded chairs and others in wheelchairs. Each person has a different gender expression, some people are trans and others are nonbinary. Most are people of color and there is one white person. All of the people pictured has a different disability. Some are wearing brightly colored jackets of light blues and bright oranges. Each person has warp threads tied around their bodies as backstrap looms connecting in crisscross shapes with lime green, purple, blue and orange threads. There are some weaving materials and yarn cones on the ground. At the bottom of the screen there are captions in white font on a purple pink background that read “the structure, collectively woven, connecting us all.”