Join artists Day Magee, D Mortimer, Panteha Abareshi and curator Iarlaith Ní Fheorais for a panel discussion reflecting on Pathology of Energy.
Monday 11 April 2022, 6:00pm – 7:30pm, online.
Pathology of Energy is a Curated Space commission by Arts & Disability Ireland featuring Body Without World by Day Magee, Limp as a Mince: Disability, Desirability, Shame by D Mortimer and NOT A BODY by Panteha Abareshi. Curated by Iarlaith Ni Fheorais.
This panel discussion will explore these newly commissioned works by the artists and their broader practices. The conversation will reflect on disability, pain, gender, myth and stigma. They will also talk about the themes of the exhibition, most notably Susan Sontag’s writing.
Through moving image and text, the exhibition addresses the pathology of energy, described by Susan Sontag in Illness as Metaphor and AIDS and its Metaphors, in which diseases and their stigmas become associated with certain identities and behaviours. This myth-making reinforces the belief that disease is controllable, in some way unnatural, and therefore deserving of guilt.
After the panel discussion there will be a Q&A. The event will be recorded.
Captions and ISL will be provided.