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RESILIENCE JOURNAL WORKSHOP
May 18 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
RESILIENCE JOURNAL WORKSHOP
As part of TALK BACK
Saturday, May 18, 4pm-6:00pm
The Resilience Journal is an analog tracking tool dedicated to visualizing the overlooked, soft data in our lives. Often chronically ill bodies encounter their quantified selves in the form of medical hard data. What if we looked at the qualitative numbers that make up illness? In this workshop we will work on identifying different soft data sets and discussing the aspects, or ‘dimensions,’ of each person’s nuanced, daily resilience. Part artistic therapy, self-advocacy tool, and DIY data collection, this Resilience Journal is designed to illuminate the ill experience, make space to honor pain, and hopefully over time, become a living data archive of acts of resilience by chronically ill and disabled bodies.
The workshop will run for 2 hours. Participants do not have to bring anything. **Please note that this intimate workshop is designed specifically for chronically ill and disabled people, but disabled allies are welcome. Limited spots are available. Please RSVP to email@example.com so we can ensure we have enough materials for your participation.
We will be closing the gallery for the public to create a private space for the event.
Yo-Yo Lin, the facilitator, is a media artist who creates audiovisual installation experiences and explores the possibilities of human connection and storytelling in the context of emerging technologies. She uses intelligent projection/ lighting, digital and hand-drawn animation, interactive objects, and lush sound design to create meditative ‘memoryscapes’. Her work often examines human perception as a vehicle for self-knowledge and community growth.
She has shown new media works at international multimedia art galleries (Human Resources, Lincoln Center, La Corte Contemporanea), music festivals (Coachella, Panorama), film festivals (New York Film Festival, SXSW), and public art venues. Her work has been featured in the HuffingtonPost, Indiewire, and Surface Magazine.
-Yo is the art director of THE FAMILY: a Brooklyn-based creative studio of filmmakers and multimedia artists. Currently, she is one of the 2019 artists-in-residence exploring modes of “access” at Eyebeam. Yo-Yo is researching and developing artistic tools in reclaiming and processing chronic health trauma. She aims to develop a digital and physical platform that serve as documentation and artistic evaluation of active survivors of chronic illnesses.
Resilience Journals is presented as part of TALK BACK, an exhibition that centers the lives and leadership of disabled artists and organizers.
Flux Factory gallery and ground floor, gender-neutral bathroom is ADA Accessible. No ID or fee necessary for entry. Free tap water is available as are chairs with backs.
The closest subway stations with street level elevators is Queens Plaza (E, M, R trains), and 21st Street Queensbridge (F Train). MTA Elevator and Escalator Status. TALK BACK will include audio guides and large-print and braille versions of written work. There is a quiet space within the gallery with low-level lighting, earplugs, chairs, cushions, eye masks, and reading material. Service animals are welcome. Please arrive fragrance free and with quiet phones. Thank you!
Please feel free to contact curators Lexy Ho-Tai or moira williams at firstname.lastname@example.org about access needs and questions.
TALK BACK is made possible through in-kind support from Materials for the Arts, Disability/Arts/NY a generous donation from Joe Cardillo, and supported by public funds from the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Create NYC Disability Forward Fund Enjoy Life