i have one. it’s all visual for now, and soon i will upload sound and video projects that are at various stages of creation/completion. i just wanted to start having a more public record of things i’ve made over the years. it’s queued up with mostly older stuff, so there’s a little bit of loving pressure on myself to share more recent things too, as that little number of scheduled posts starts to dwindle down. also, it’ll maybe make this tumblr more… focused? or something.
omg “a little bit of loving pressure on myself” yay.
anyway, i don’t have written descriptions for all of them yet. it’s a goal. it’s also something i want to understand and be better at. i want to trust that i’m not ableist for making visual art. i have a friend who’s taught me a lot about that. he started losing his sight rapidly around 10 years ago (long before i met him) and has done a lot of work to address and add knowledge to the body of disability arts. he’s helped me a lot so far and on facebook i have captions on most of the images i upload. he straight up thanks me sincerely every time which, i hope, simultaneously unsettles other folk’s notions of accessibility within mainstream social media outlets, visual culture as hegemony/the aggressive dominant way of sharing information. he’s also opened me up to thinking about the other ways art and space can be experienced. he’s a skilled and good-humoured eavesdropper. we’ve done this together, it helps me creatively. helps my belly. his name is carmen papalia. look him up if you want.
not too long ago i was lucky enough to work with him, some youth at the purple thistle centre (where i facilitate silkscreening and hang out), and employees of our biggest fancy art gallery to address accessibility to the gallery. i will share more about that later.
these experiences deserve their own respective bunches of posts. it’ll happen.
for now i leave you with this: http://stuffsbyaly.tumblr.com/