Unfolding Disability Futures
Unfolding Disability Futures is a multi-organization, site-specific performance and installation by local disabled artists throughout The Plant, a former meatpacking facility. Over the past decade, this space has been revitalized to highlight the importance of sustainable agriculture and community collaboration. Unfolding Disability Futures embraces the importance of sustainability and community care in artistic practice and performance. Performances and installations unfold throughout the space, highlighting how The Plant has been redeveloped to make the building accessible in ways that are both functional and beautiful and proposing access not as a drain but a plentiful resource in and of itself.
Unfolding Disability Futures takes place over four events on June 4-5 & 11-12. Each performance cycle, audiences will be guided through The Plant in groups of ten, experiencing six original dance works set in various locations throughout the building, as well as the six visual artist spotlights. Performance cycles begin every half hour over the duration of all four events with a total of five performances per event. Each performance cycle runs about an hour. Thie set up is intended to build in the flexibility needed to respond to current COVID protocols to ensure the safety of audiences and dancers while simultaneously allowing audiences to fully experience the architecture, performances and visual art exhibits throughout The Plant.
Additionally, we will host a post-show artist talk after the final performance cycle concludes at 5pm on Sunday, June 12 and two community workshops in April 30 and on May 15 at 3:30pm.
Masks and vaccination/negative tests required for all events. See our website unfoldingdisabilityfutures.com for more information.
**ASL Interpreters will be available for all performance cycles on Sunday, June 5 and Saturday, June 11. If you require ASL interpreters, please register for any cycle on these dates.
This show contains some images containing partial nudity in the context of the performance of care tasks. Audiences will be notified before they encounter partial nudity and be given the option to forgo portion of the event.
The Plant (Ver)
1400 West 46th Street
Chicago, IL 60609
|Apropiado para niños: Sí|
|Se aceptan perros: No|
|No fumar: Sí|
|Accesible a silla de ruedas: Sí|
The Plant is wheelchair accessible, though, due to the nature of the space, some floors are slightly slanted and bumpy. Guides will be on hand to help navigate this during the event. Please be aware that the facility is not ADA-accessible. The Plant is in the process of modernizing their elevators, with the expectation that the first of three ADA-compliant elevators will be operational by mid-2022. Additional accessibility improvements are in the works. For the event, frieght elevators will be managed by staff.Street parking is available around The Plant and additional accessible parking and paratransit drop off locations will be made available during all Unfolding Disability Futures events.
Audio Description: Pre-recorded audio description will be made available for all performances and art installations. Descriptions will either be open access or provided via links and QR codes that you can access on your phone or other device. Your guide will be available to help direct you to these resources. If possible, we recommend folks who plan to use these closed audio description options bring headphones. For workshops, facilitators will provide open access audio descriptions of movement to facilitate understanding and participation.
ASL Interpreters: All performance cycles on Sunday, June 5 and Saturday, June 11 will have ASL interepreters available. Additionally, all community workshops and the artist talk on Sunday, June 5 will have ASL interpreters available.
Captions and Access Copies: Access copies of any lyrics and text featured in performances will be made available via links and QR codes that you can access on your phone or other device. Guides will have a limited number of hard copies available for those without access to a mobile device. CART will be available for the artist talk on Sunday, June 5.
Please note, if you do not have access to a mobile device, headphones or foresee any other issues with this set up, please feel free to reach out to us at email@example.com. We are happy to provide advance access, support access to a device for the span of the performance or work with you to support access in some other way.
We require all attendees to wear masks and provide ID with a vaccination/booster card or a negative covid-19 test within the last 48 hours. Performers will be masked.
Find full access details at: https://www.unfoldingdisabilityfutures.com/about/the-event