A Disability Lens
Perspectives from art to film to community-building
Portrait of a Young Artist as a Revolutionary
In the aftermath of the 2021 coup d’etat, a photojournalist joins a rebel army to fight for Myanmar’s democratic future.
What Remains: Part 1
Capturing the dreams carried by migrants across the border and the detritus abandoned in the Mexican desert.
Every Day, We Pass Through
A 24 hour chronicle of the dramatic and sudden transformation of a close-knit urban community in the Cold Mountains of western China.
El Héroe Senegalés
The short animated film El Héroe Senegalés is an intimate portrait of Mouhammed Diof, an undocumented Senegalese migrant living in Bilbao, who leapt into a river to save someone from drowning and catalyzed a political movement.
A chance meeting in a park unearthed a treasure trove of expressive photographs documenting New York in the ’80s.
Megaflora: Magical Realism & Movement in Nature
When a successful modern dancer leaves New York in the wake of the pandemic, he returns home and experiences a creative reawakening by merging movement, activism, film, and the natural world.
War Trash: Rebuilding Laos With US Bombs
Growing up in a country littered by the detritus of war, rural Laotians in the most heavily-bombed regions set off into the jungles to harvest unexploded ordnance that could either transform their family’s economic future or seal a terrible fate.
Free Fall Off A Skyscraper. Every day: Art. Solidarity. Resistance
In May 2021, 100 Belarusian artists, activists, and intellectuals dedicated to grassroots, anti-totalitarian resistance joined together in Kyiv, Ukraine to exhibit works of tactical performance art, underground documentary films, and other evidence of popular struggle against President Lukashenko’s autocratic policies.
From Scratched Corneas to Critical Focus
The “Make Love Not War” bumper sticker on Harry Gamboa Jr.’s VW in 1970s East L.A. stood out against the police brutality his Chicano community experienced. One incident in particular left him bloodied and disoriented. He recounts the events that gave him the critical focus for his photographic artistic practice.
Threads of Solidarity: Into the Archives with Jagdeep Raina
Weaver, archivist, and textile artist Jagdeep Raina embroiders tapestries that depict the South Asian diaspora through his vivid interpretations of archival imagery.
Amidst a record-breaking national heat wave and second year of rampant wildfires, a group of dancers construct a new form of environmental advocacy in the California redwoods.
Dvizhenie Dèla: Yulia Tsvetkova’s First Solo Exhibition
The entangled artistic and activist contexts of these drawings reveal the complex political regime under which artists are working in Russia today.
Pagal Pagal Pagal Pagal Filmy Dunya
An experimental documentary film project at the Capri Cinema in Karachi, Pakistan.
TravaLíngua: Voice, Performance, Transition and other Revolutions
TravaLíngua looks at vocal and performative practices, especially related to the femininization or masculinization of vocal change in people transitioning between genders or sexual identities.
“Nasty Grrrl Baby” and Other Paintings
A collection of works created during the 2016 U.S. election and the first few months of Trump’s Presidency
The Last Traditional Celebration
A photo essay documenting the last traditional New Year’s celebration in a Nuoso village in the Cold Mountains of Sichuan province before the villagers are displaced to the city.
The Cold Mountains
Photographs of the Nuosu people whose complicated spiritual and sociocultural crisis grows more and more severe in the Cold Mountains in Southern Sichuan, China.
We Are All Musicians
We Are All Musicians is dedicated to making music accessible to everyone. A documentary film tracks the participants’ experience over two years.
Women of the Cold Mountains
By documenting women of different ethnicities, ages, and occupations, this series documents a cross-section of women’s beauty, strength, and empowerment in the Cold Mountains of Southern Sichuan, China.
This is the land of people built like trees
Poetry that attempts to create moments of understanding, connection, and healing for Indigenous People.
Marginal Equity: Poetry Reading on Indigenous Cultural Self-Determination
A book-length poem that parodies the form of a corporate/governmental prospectus—complete with opportunity statement, deliverables, and budget—all while exposing their smooth rhetoric, exploitative intentions, and empty promises.
Uno specchio per cinque (A mirror for five)
Five episodes of a story conceived and written as if it were the script of a film for which the five members of Lu Cafausu are the collective director.
From Where Do You Speak?: Locating the Possibility of Decolonization in Krista Belle Stewart’s Seraphine, Seraphine
An essay about the inadequacies of Canada’s Truth & Reconciliation Commission, considered through the lens of contemporary artistic practice.
The Rivers Have Called Upon Us
A graphic illustration inspired by the devastation wreaked by Canadian mining companies in South America.