Detail of an artwork by Maryam Hafizirad, purple, gold, white
Detail of the artwork “Story of my World” by Maryam Hafizirad. Image Description: Close-up photo of a ceramic sculpture of a human hand, wrist and forearm, front on view of the palm side of the hand with the fingers upwards, against a white background. The hand is glazed deep purple with one metallic gold finger, the middle finger of the hand, bent forward toward the palm, with the other fingers outstretched.

Virtual Public Programs

Co-hosted by the Doris McCarthy Gallery, Tangled Art+Disability, with the CDL curatorial team

#CripRitual programs take place over Zoom, and are be captioned. All programs include ASL interpretation and image description, more access features available upon request. All programs are free, registration required.

Upcoming Events

No events scheduled at this time.

Past Events

Remote Access Dance Party

Friday, May 6, 5-7pm
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To mark the closing of #CripRitual, DJ Who Girl (Kevin Gotkin) will be on the virtual mic, DJ Crip Time (Stefana Fratila) will provide the tunes, and artists Margeaux Feldman, Khairani Barokka, and Sky Cubacub will offer presentations and performances, for an afternoon and early evening of accessible pleasure activism! All welcome!

The Remote Access Dance Party is an ongoing crip nightlife project by Critical Design Lab that considers parties as designed spaces, with opportunities for playful and participatory ways of producing access, while having fun and building community.

Introduction to De’VIA: Art & the Deaf Experience with Maryam Hafizirad

Thursday, February 24
1-2 pm
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Artist and Doris McCarthy Gallery Educator-in-Residence Maryam Hafizirad presents a talk on Deaf View/Image Art (also known as De’VIA) which examines and expresses the Deaf Experience from a cultural, linguistic, and intersectional point of view.

Panel discussion: Negotiation and Resistance

With Fran Ledonio Flaherty, Alex Haagaard, and RA Walden, moderated by Eliza Chandler
Tuesday, March 1
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Join #CripRitual artists in conversation with disability arts expert Eliza Chandler. This panel explores themes of resisting and negotiating ableism as a ritual familiar to many disabled people, here explored through Flaherty’s artwork, a commentary on negotiating service dog entrance to public spaces; Haagaard’s work, “Shitty ALT text,” highlighting crip resistance to subpar accessibility technology; and Walden‘s manifesto for accessibility in feminist arts and activist spaces.

No-Sew Fashion and Performance workshop with Sky Cubacub

Tuesday, March 8
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This workshop explores Radical Visibility, a Disabled Queer dress reform movement based on highlighting the parts of us that society typically shuns, using a no-sew method of designing, tying together scraps, yardage and old clothing, which works best to promote creativity and imagination. This is hands-on dress up time for all ages!

Panel discussion: Repetition and Pace

With Leena Raudvee, Jess Watkin, and Sara Prisma Williston, moderated by Amanda Cachia
Thursday, March 17
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Join #CripRitual artists in conversation with international disability art critic, curator, and scholar Amanda Cachia. This panel explores themes of repetition and pace in relation to experiences of disability and ableism. Artists on this panel will discuss their artworks in the exhibition, including Raudvee’s exploration of speed and the repeated act of getting up after falling, Watkin’s ritual of knitting as a repetitive action to facilitate focus while listening to audiobooks, and Willison’s practice of daily painting and use of bright colors as a crip ritual. 


With Cassidy Bankson and Dawn McLeod
Saturday, March 26

This workshop explores the Crip Ritual of creating art in community. It is modeled after the game of Exquisite Corpse, a collaborative drawing game where each contribution is made while witnessing only a small portion of the whole. In the end, once everyone has contributed, the completed series is revealed.

The Exquisite Corpse format will allow participants to meet and inspire each other. Participants will have time to create, will be paired up with another participant to share their art, and will then make something in response to their partner. Exquisite Collaboration aims to explore our individual and collective voice.

All skill levels are welcome. All you need are art materials, curiosity, and a wifi connection. Register by March 16 to receive an art material kit in the mail. You may still register after this date but may not receive an art kit.


With Malcolm and Maria Corley and the Critical Design Lab
Tuesday, March 29th
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This workshop explores the Crip Ritual of self-representation through self-portraiture. With a pre-recorded video of artist Malcolm Corley and his works in the exhibition as inspiration, workshop attendees will be guided through the process taking a photo of yourself somewhere your home, and then interpreting the photo as a drawing or painting.

All skill levels are welcome. All you need are art materials, a device to take a digital self-portrait photo, curiosity, and a wifi connection.