Entretiens

Nous sommes extrêmement heureuses et heureux de présenter ces entretiens menés avec les participants de notre symposium international VIBE: Affronter le capacitisme et l'audisme à travers les arts, qui s’est tenu à Montréal à l’Université Concordia du 30 novembre au 2 décembre 2018. Les entretiens ont été réalisés par Annick Davignon, qui a demandé aux personnes interrogées de répondre aux questions suivantes (élaborées par l'équipe de VIBE) :

  • Pouvez-vous résumer votre présentation / atelier / performance et ses objectifs?
  • Comment votre travail pourrait-il transformer les attitudes discriminatoires à l'égard des personnes sourdes et handicapées?
  • Comment les pratiques artistiques des personnes handicapées ou atteintes de surdité peuvent-ils offrir des approches esthétiques qui défient les idées capacitistes
    et audistes?
  • Comment pensez-vous que votre recherche ou votre pratique profite à la
    communauté des personnes sourdes / handicapées?
  • Quel aspect d’un futur totalement accessible aimeriez-vous voir?
  • Y a-t-il quelque chose que vous aimeriez ajouter?

Notez que les entretiens étaient semi-structurés et que les personnes interrogées n'étaient pas obligées de répondre systématiquement à chacune de ces questions.

Le montage sonore a été réalisé par Magdalena Olzsanowski.

Cheryl Green
Cheryl Green

Cheryl Green, MFA, MS is a multi-media digital artist, captioner, audio describer, and 2017 AIR New Voices Scholar. She brings her own lived experience with multiple invisible cognitive and physical disabilities to creating media that explores stories and politics from disability communities. She has been especially involved in issues of brain trauma and cognitive impairment. Cheryl is an audio producer for the Disability Visibility Podcast and a Member-Owner at New Day Films. Her audio and written blog, transcribed podcast, and documentary films are at whoamitostopit.com.

Carrie Sandahl

Dr. Carrie Sandahl is head of the Program on Disability Art, Culture, and Humanities, which is devoted to research on and creation of disability art. This program also serves as the administrative home for Chicago's Bodies of Work, an organization that supports the development of disability arts and culture. She is the author and editor of groundbreaking work in disability and performance including Bodies in Commotion: Disability and Performance, edited with Philip Auslander. Sandahl is frequently invited to present her research and creative work on disability art and culture at universities across the United States. Sandahl also regularly presents her research at the Society for Disability Studies and the Association for Theater in Higher Education, both professional organizations in which she has been an active member for more than fifteen years.

Eliza Chandler

Eliza Chandler is an Assistant Professor in the School of Disability Studies at Ryerson University. She is the co-director of a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC)-funded Partnership Grant project, Bodies in Translation: Activist Art, Technology, and Access to Life. Chandler is also the principle investigator of the SSHRC-funded Connection Grant project, Cripping the Arts in Canada. From 2014-2016, she was the Artistic Director and co-founder of Tangled Art Gallery, a gallery that showcases disability arts and advances accessible curatorial practices.

Faye Ginsburg

Faye Ginsburg is founder and co-director of the Center for Disability Studies at New York University where she is also the founder/ Director of the Center for Media, Culture and History as well as the David B. Kriser Professor of Anthropology. Her writing and programming focus on the work of cultural activists and projects of social transformation, from her early research/writing on the US Abortion debates (Contested Lives) to her longstanding writing on/programming with Indigenous media-makers to her forthcoming book (with Rayna Rapp), Disability Worlds: Personhood, Everyday Life and  "the New Normal" in the 21st Century.

Kelsie Action

Kelsie Acton is a Phd Candidate at the University of Alberta, researching timing in integrated dance. She is also the Co-Artistic Director of CRIPSiE, Edmonton's integrated dance company. Her research is supported by a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship and her art has been supported by the Canada Council and the Alberta Foundation for the Arts. She is certified in Dance Ability, the internationally recognized system for teaching inclusive dance improvisation.

Alison Kafer

Alison Kafer is a professor of feminist studies at Southwestern University, where she also teaches in the environmental studies and race & ethnicity studies programs. She is the author of the book Feminist, Queer, Crip (Indiana, 2013) and of essays in a number of journals and anthologies, including Disability Studies Quarterly, Feminist Disability Studies, the Journal of Literary and Cultural Disability Studies, South Atlantic Quarterly, and Sex and Disability. She is currently working on the question of what comes after crip and disability by engaging concepts of haunting, skin, trauma, and crip cultural production. 

Émilie Monnet

Au croisement entre le théâtre, la performance et les arts médiatiques, la pratique artistique d’Émilie Monnet s’articule autour des questions d’identité, de mémoire, d’histoire et de transformation. Ses spectacles puisent dans la symbolique des rêves et des mythologies – personnelles et collectives – pour raconter des histoires qui interrogent le monde d’aujourd’hui. En 2011, elle fonde ONISHKA  dans le but de créer des spectacles nés de collaborations uniques entre artistes de différentes cultures et disciplines; puis en 2016,  Scène contemporaine autochtone (SCA), une manifestation artistique et critique faisant place à la création autochtone en arts vivants. Une version réduite de SCA était présentée à Buenos Aires en mars 2017 et réunissait des artistes autochtones du Québec et de l’Argentine. De mère anishnaabe et de père français, Émilie vit à Montréal. Son engagement artistique s’inspire de nombreuses années d’activisme auprès d’organisations autochtones (Canada et Amérique Latine), et de sa participation à des projets artistiques avec des femmes judiciarisées et jeunes autochtones.

Ash McAskill

Ash McAskill is an ally and academic in the disability arts and theatre community, and a slow theatre practitioner. Ash has worked with disabled artists across Canada to mobilize against the current ableism that exists in the performing arts. Her dissertation entitled, “The Atypique Approach: Disability Aesthetics and Theatre-Making in Montréal, Québec and Vancouver, British Columbia” explored how neurodiverse artists are changing understandings of disability and theatre practises in Canada. Currently Ash is living between Guelph, Ontario and Montréal, Québec for a 2-year postdoc funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec at the University of Guelph’s ReVision: The Centre for Art and Social Justice. Her project, “Slow Journeys,” explores slowness as a method to challenge ableism and ageism caused by turbo-capitalism. The central question to her project if speed is the problem, then in what ways is the modulation of this speed or acts of “slowness” a possible solution. Slow Journeys examines whether slowness can be generative for creating a meaningful rhythm in which many human communities can feel welcome.

Menka Nagrani

Artiste multidisciplinaire, Menka Nagrani travaille la danse, le théâtre et la musique. Elle a étudié le piano classique et s’intéresse également à la gigue et au chant. Elle a dansé pour les chorégraphes Marjolayne Auger, Karine Rathle, Marie-Soleil Pilette (notamment aux IVe Jeux de la Francophonie au Liban) et a participé en tant que comédienne et danseuse à une tournée québécoise avec la compagnie de théâtre ambulant Le Cochon SouRiant. Menka recherche les aventures artistiques singulières et engagées. Elle collabore régulièrement comme metteure en scène et interprète avec la compagnie de théâtre de rue Espace Forain, où elle prend plaisir à découvrir les particularités du jeu sans quatrième mur.