Contingent Bodies: Encountering the DisAbility Projects

July 17, 2020

Ann Fox describes her first encounter with The DisAbility Project, a St. Louis-based performance group. Humor, skits, and monologues reflecting the experiences of disabled people helped her understand disability politics, and realize the pleasure and creativity possible in bodily variation.

Curator’s note: Read Ann Fox’s essay, “To Be Rather than To Seem: Claiming Identity in Art, Curation, and Culture.” It discusses the intersections of art and disability studies that accompanied the National Humanities Center’s exhibit, Esse Quam Videri.