Screening programme: Still Here
The screening is part of a series of projects and events involving practices and notions of care, interdependence, disability, reflecting in particular on 'crip theory' - a term that emerged from disability movements as a reclaiming of the derogatory term 'cripple' to critique normative conceptions of health, the body and ways of being. This screening shows films by six artists who reflect on perspectives and positions deemed 'vulnerable', 'sick', 'disabled' and 'marginal' and how they can resist and propose alternatives to the assumptions and attitudes about what it means to be a 'normal' and 'functioning' member of society. The films show the continuing importance of the feminist dictum of the personal being the political and highlight not just how normative ideals and discourses of health and ableism are oppressive, but also how they can be resisted precisely through the very terms and positions that such oppressive attitudes identify as being disabling.
Avni Dauti & Rebecca Vaughan
Abri de Swardt
*The films will be screened in their original language. Transcriptions and descriptions of the films in English will be available. There will be future special sign interpreted screenings of Avni Dauti and Rebecca Vaughan's film organised in collaboration with Lithuanian Deaf Society and Kaunas Artists' House.
Film descriptions: http://rupert.lt/en/screening-programme-still-here/
Programme curators: Rupert's curatorial team (Yates Norton, Adomas Narkevičius, Kotryna Markevičiūtė)
Rupert's programmes are kindly supported by Lithuanian Culture Council.
Event partner: The National Gallery of Art
Rupert presents a screening of five films by current and former artists-in-residence and alumni at Rupert. The screenings will start at 5:30 pm on the 17th of April 2019 at the National Gallery of Art, Vilnius, cinema.