Symposium and Performance.
HAU2. Berlin. Part of No Limits Festival.
Take Care is a three-day symposium I curated with Berlin based artist Jeremy Wade. The symposium gathers disabled and disability-allied artists, activists, social workers and theorists to critically reflect on care. We drew inspiration from the experience of numerous disability activists, who take care not only as a past/present/future medical issue for all but as a social, creative and political way of surviving. We are asking: To what extent can the experiences of mutual caring serve as models for liberation, action and the very foundation of resistance movements to come?
In 1988, Audre Lorde declared that “Self-care is a form of political warfare.” In the current world of “survival of the fittest”, care and caring need to become battle cries for collaboration and compassionate support. What if care motivated new and radical forms of interdependence?