Bedside reading

April 2, 2024, 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Online via Zoom
French; written material available in French and English on Framapad
Free admission

On April 2, 2024, exhibition curator Sarah Heussaff invites the public to a reading in bed within the Bedding Out installation, which will be broadcast online. She will read the script from the video featured in the exhibition and the text “Lying Down Anyhow, an auto-ethnography” by Liz Crow. Embracing disabled and sick mobilities, the author describes the discomfort and judgements that arise when the act of lying down is performed in public spaces.

About Liz Crow

Liz Crow is a disabled person and artist-activist working in performance, film, audio and text, drawn to the power of creative work as a tool for change. A former NESTA (National Endowment for Science, Technology and the Arts) fellow and founder of Roaring Girl Productions, she has completed a practice-led PhD in extending activist reach and influence. Liz’s work has shown at Tate Modern, British Film Institute, Washington DC’s Kennedy Center and on the Trafalgar Square Fourth Plinth. Works include the touring film installation Resistance: which way the future? which explored the Nazi programme of mass-murder that targeted disabled people, reflecting on what this history means for us now, and Figures, a mass-sculptural durational performance that made visible the human cost of the UK government’s austerity programme and urged action against it. Liz is currently working on a creative response to climate and disability with the University of Exeter’s Sensing Climate project.

About Sarah Heussaff

Sarah Heussaff holds a Master’s degree in curating from Université Rennes 2, France. From 2014 to 2019, she began research in the field of critical disability studies via online chronicles. Her research is then presented in France and abroad through conferences, workshops and an exhibition (Autonomous Spaces, Ateliers du Vent-Rennes, 2017) that introduces, alongside Zig Blanquer, practices of Disability/crip arts in the field of visual arts in France. At the end of 2019, she begins PhD research in the communications program at UQAM. In 2024, her research, funded by the Fonds de Recherche du Québec-Société et culture (FRQSC), focused on the emergence of disability arts in relation to disability activist movements and accessible curating. In her research method and in her curatorial practice, she places great importance on those who have expertise through experience.

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