I wanna be with you everywhere
Organized by Arika, Amalle Dublon, Jerron Herman, Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, Alice Sheppard and Constantina Zavitsanos.
April 11, 13, 14 (2019) at Performance Space New York
“People misunderstand… I was talking survival, and they were talking rights, independence, more abstract concepts. Community is survival.” – Nick Dupree
“A Deaf Blind poet will not stop if police order him to.” John Lee Clark
I wanna be with you everywhere was a gathering of, by, and for disabled artists and writers and anyone who wanted to get with us for a series of crip meet-ups, performances, readings and other social spaces of surplus, abundance and joy. It refuses policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in bodymind.
Featuring performances and readings by: Eli Clare, John Lee Clark, Kayla Hamilton, Johanna Hedva, Jerron Herman, Cyrée Jarelle Johnson, Camisha L. Jones, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Jordan Lord, NEVE, and Alice Sheppard.
We operate from the point of view of access intimacy. Access isn’t an individual’s need, but a common capacity shared between us all.
Each event was documented by video, audio recording, photographs and text. Where the artists have given permission, these recordings will be available on the individual event pages.
Each video is captioned in English. Most also feature American Sign Language as recorded at the event.
Several of the performances featured live audio description – this is available as video and audio where available.
If the documentation for an event you are interested in is missing, please contact us – we may be able to share restricted documentation on a case by case basis, with the express permission of the artist.
To see the access we provided live, you can visit our General Access page which has info on ASL, Real-Time Captioning (CART), Audio Description, Assisted Listening, SUBPAC physical music wearable technology, quiet space, local travel fund, and how to make general access enquiries. Each event listing has more details on access provision specific to each performance.
Guitar and voice. Keening, droning and mourning. Be ready to release and bring your dis-ease.
Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
Come for the crip ingenuity; stay for the smooth feels of what it is to be each other’s everything.
A sung-through Nubian musical ballet. A darkly humorous take on sexual trauma and what magical and ancestral tools might heal it.
Beyond time, colorlines, ability, and sexuality, a movement exploration into what it means to see and be seen, how hearing contrast with what is actually being heard.
An occasion for commotion, and a chorus of motions. Choreography rotating your revolutions and then some.
A dance party love letter to our community, expressing the joy of relation in the abstract and through actual physical proximity.
John Lee Clark
An invitation into languages field of touch; to speak in feeling together.
A fully transcribed, described, and open-captioned film screening that’s nothing short of their actual open heart.
Camisha L. Jones
Writing that shows us that, even in struggle, there is light to be let in.
Cyrée Jarelle Johnson
Poetry of raw fearless truth and the realest crip insight fully embedded in absolute lyrical lounge.
Poems are kisses, fists, and underground rivers. For all these reasons and many more, I am a poet.
Audio Description is when visual information is described by someone speaking. Sometimes this is provided by a specialist audio describer and sometimes speakers will self-describe for the benefit of anyone unable to see them. Each event may have a slightly different version of Audio Description: For some events, an audio describer will be assigned to […] more
Live Captions are the verbatim transcription by a captioner of dialogue into text form as it is spoken live. At an in-person event, the text normally appears on a screen beside or behind the speaker. When provided during online events the live captions appear along the bottom of the screen, or via a separate video […] more