One Must Live It: Rotations Workshop with Yo-Yo Lin, Kayla Hamilton and Perel
Jul 24 - Jul 24, 2022
Sunday, July 24th: In-person and online
12:30 PM - 3:30 PM Eastern Time
Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art
26 Wooster Street | New York, NY 10013
On Sunday the museum will host Rotations, a hybrid movement workshop in partnership with Brooklyn Arts Exchange, organized by Yo-Yo Lin, Kayla Hamilton and Perel. David Lee Sierra will in-person Access Doula and A. Sef will access doula for the online space.
Rotations is a “collaborative movement practice project focused on deepening and challenging our understanding of artistry, disability, and access.” The workshop welcomes anyone who holds a relationship with illness/disability, which includes those who are unsure about their disability status.
The Movement and Conversations continue!
After the workshop (both at the museum and on zoom) we will host an Open Conversation sponsored by BAX on the relationships between disability, allyship, and cultural institutions, which is open to all.
Saturday, July 24th
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm ET
Workshop & Museum Accessibility
- Captions and ASL will be provided both in person and online.
- Audio description will be embedded in the workshop.
- For in person visits, five external steps lead to our main entrance: a wheelchair lift is available. All galleries are wheelchair-accessible.
- There is a single-occupancy accessible restroom located behind the visitor services desk.
- All restrooms are gender-neutral.
Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm Exhibition Accessibility
- Audio tour available here (downloading the Gesso app is required)
- Large print didactics are available at the front desk.
- Braille handouts are also available at the front desk for Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm, that include the curator’s essay and information about upcoming programs.
Covid Safety: Masks must be worn by all visitors and guests unless eating or drinking. Proof of vaccination, or a negative rapid test result taken within the last 24hours is required at the door for in-person participation. Additional instructions may be provided ahead of the event for registered guests.
For additional access requests or to connect around access needs and desires please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Image description: a black star-scape reads in the center "Rotations" surrounded by a circle of round colorful moons shaded to depict the phases of the moon.
Yo-Yo Lin is a Taiwanese-American, interdisciplinary artist who explores the possibilities for self-knowledge in the context of emerging, embodied technologies. She often uses animation, live performance, and lush sound design to create meditative ‘memoryscapes.’ Her recent body of work reveals and re-values the complex realities of living with invisibilized chronic illness and intergenerational trauma. Her practice often facilitates sites for community-centered abundance, developing into physical and virtual installations, workshops, accessible nightlife parties, and artist collectives. She was a 2019 Artist in Residence at Eyebeam, a 2020 Open Call Recipient for The Shed, and the 2021 Red Burns Fellow at NYU ITP/IMA. She is the co-founder of ROTATIONS, a collaborative movement practice working towards deepening our understanding of artistry, disability, and access. Currently, she is studying Tai Chi, Qi Gong, and Traditional Chinese Medicine practices. Born and raised in Los Angeles, she now lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Kayla Hamilton (she/her) is an artist, experience creator and educator based in The Bronx, NY. She is a member of the 2017 Bessie-award winning collective of skeleton architecture, the future of our worlds, curated by Eva Yaa Asantewaa. In addition to skeleton architecture, Kayla has been in process with Gesel Mason Performance Projects, Sydnie L. Mosley Dances, and Maria Bauman Morales/MBDance. Kayla's creative explorations have been presented at Gibney, Performance Space New York and New Live Arts.When Kayla is not dancing, she's a special education teacher at the Highbridge Green School who loves to watch Law and Order on Hulu while sipping on peppermint tea.
Perel is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is centered on disability and queerness as they relate to care, consent, sexuality, and personal and historic trauma. Utilizing choreography to examine power exchange between the artist and audience, “Perel is a master at timing, of tension, relief, and intimacy while creating a space of learning and unlearning.” (Victoria DeJaco, Spike Magazine).
Their work includes performance, installation, criticism and curatorial projects. They often use collaboration as a platform for the exchange of disciplines, working methods and discourses with other choreographers, composers and visual artists. Perel asks, “How do we move across space and time with respect to our collected histories?” Their work has been shown for more than a decade at numerous galleries, theaters and performance spaces in the U.S. and abroad.
More about our July Programming series:
One Must Live It: In conversation with Lorenza Böttner
Informed by Lorenza Böttner’s description of her own artistic development, “It isn’t enough to think an idea or just believe in an idea, one must live it,” the Museum will host public programs in conversation with Lorenza Böttner: Requiem for the Norm over three weekends in July. Alongside additional works by Böttner centered on fashion and dance, the Museum’s gallery will be transformed into an experimental atelier, bringing together contemporary artists, designers, and dance artists whose practices resonate with Böttner’s life and work. They explore the intersections of disability, gender identity, and migration via queer dance, design, and performativity of fashion–recurring themes throughout the Böttner exhibition.
Intentionally open-ended, One Must Live It also invites answers to central questions: how might the museum decenter itself as an arbiter of knowledge, and become a place for collective meaning-making? What ways of knowing—affective, embodied—can the museum foster or recover?
For more information on the exhibition and other July programming for One Must Live It visit our website.
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