After ›DIS_Sylphide‹, ›DIS_Move‹ and ›DIS_Lecture‹, Saša Asentić & Collaborators present their newest project ›DIS_Kurs‹. Saša Asentić curated ›DIS_Kurs‹ as a digital video series on Disability Arts History and Politics and their critical intertwinement with ableism, racism, classism and capitalism. For the series they invited two artists/scholars/activists from the US who will share their knowledge and critique through a video series: Artie Mack and Leroy F. Moore.
In the first part of the series, taking place in January 2022, Artie Mack will share their thoughts and critique on Globalization, Ableism, Monoculture, Removal and Liabilities. Artie Mack is a Black, deaf/hard of hearing and queer scholar and artist from Lincoln, Nebraska. With their approach of combining visual art, actvivism and story telling they have won over 40.000 followers on TikTok over the last two years. In both their artistic and educational work Artie promotes intersectional thinking and visual learning as a means to dismantle ableism, monoculture, hetero patriarchy and white supremacy.
In the second part of the video series, taking place in February 2022, some of Leroy’s friends and colleagues speak about their favorite sections of his book ›Black Disabled Art History 101‹.
›DIS_Kurs‹ will fully take place online via the Social Media channels of Tanzerei (tanzerei.berlin). The videos include English and German captions as well as interpretation in German and International Sign Languages (DGS+IS) for Arties videos. Transcripts will also be made available.
Content creation: Artie Mack, Leroy F. Moore, Ottis Smith, Keith Jones, Toni Hickman, Ace Berstein, Lateef McLeod, Gabe Wilson and Krystina Jackson Idea and artistic direction: Saša Asentić Sign language interpretation: Oya Ataman, Mandy Wyrostek Captioning: Panthea Post production and online editing: Gina Jeske Production management: Stephan Wagner
Funded by: Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media within the framework of Neustart Kultur, the program tanz digital by the Federal Association of Dance in Germany and the Senate Department for Culture and Europe – Spartenoffene Förderung. Online Visibility Partners: PACT Zollverein (Essen), HELLERAU – Europäisches Zentrum der Künste (Dresden), Kampnagel (Hamburg), Per.Art (Novi Sad), Festival Theaterformen (Hannover/ Braunschweig)