On Queering Friendship
The screening will be available on this page at 5:30 p.m. EST and a panel discussion will be followed by it on Zoom (Registration required). For the screening, please ensure you have bought a ticket / availed a free ticket from www.tqff.ca/tickets
If you miss this screening and panel discussion, fear not, this will be archived and available on our website post the event.
In this screening and discussion of the film, Disruption Embraced, ten first generation disabled and mad artists discuss their personal histories, reflecting on critical experiences that stoked their passion towards their art. Central in their stories is the creative disruption and productive force disability plays in their work. This force, or disability aesthetics, manifests in the products of their art and in the process of art making. These artists are actors, singers, sculptures, sewers, and photographers who demonstrate the value of disability through art. Their work speaks back to discrimination and exclusion within normative art/practices. Their work re-images the art landscape for the 21st century.
Filmed in 2018, this documentary describes how disability, and disability art, is weaved into the stories told about Canada and its people. As access and collaboration were key to the success of the project, the makers also produced the documentary in different formats, including closed captioning, American Sign Language and Audio-Described versions.
The Disruption Embraced screening will be followed by a moderated panel discussion featuring the filmmakers, directors, artists, and participants in the film.