Humanities Moments

Contingent Bodies: Encountering The DisAbility Project

Contributed by Ann Fox, professor of English at Davidson College
Torso with Hands on Hips, 1994, by Nancy Fried, American, b. 1945
Ann Fox describes her first encounter with The DisAbility Project, a St. Louis-based performance group. Humor, skits, and monologues reflecting the experiences of disabled people helped her understand disability politics, and realize the pleasure and creativity possible in bodily variation.

Curator’s note: Read Ann Fox’s essay, “To Be Rather than To Seem: Claiming Identity in Art, Curation, and Culture.” It discusses the intersections of art and disability studies that accompanied the National Humanities Center’s exhibit, Esse Quam Videri.

Title

Contingent Bodies: Encountering The DisAbility Project

Description

Ann Fox describes her first encounter with The DisAbility Project, a St. Louis-based performance group. Humor, skits, and monologues reflecting the experiences of disabled people helped her understand disability politics, and realize the pleasure and creativity possible in bodily variation.

Curator’s note: Read Ann Fox’s essay, “To Be Rather than To Seem: Claiming Identity in Art, Curation, and Culture.” It discusses the intersections of art and disability studies that accompanied the National Humanities Center’s exhibit, Esse Quam Videri.

Source

The DisAbility Project

Contributor

Ann Fox, professor of English at Davidson College

Identifier

contingent-bodies-disability-project

Referrer

VAE exhibit / Don Solomon

Location