Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying
March 31 - May 13, 2017

Fia Backström, Jesse Cohen and Carolyn Lazard with Canaries, Danilo Correale, Jen Liu, Zavé Martohardjono, Sondra Perry, Carrie Schneider, Cassie Thornton, and Constantina Zavitsanos

Image: Amalle Dublon and Constantina Zavitsanos, Caduceus, 2016.  A reworking of Benjamin Franklin's daily timetable from the series “Crip Time,” in the Canaries publication Notes for the Waiting Room, 2017.

Image: Amalle Dublon and Constantina Zavitsanos, Caduceus, 2016.  A reworking of Benjamin Franklin's daily timetable from the series “Crip Time,” in the Canaries publication Notes for the Waiting Room, 2017.

Opening Reception: Friday, March 31, 6 - 8 PM
At EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th St, 2nd floor

Curated by: Taraneh Fazeli

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time focuses on how the body is articulated in various discourses oriented around health and proposes that better incorporation of the states of debility, disability, and rest into society (particularly their temporalities) would be resistive to forms of oppression. Whether you currently identify as sick or not, we are all united by the fact that we will experience fluctuating states of debility throughout the course of our lives. Furthermore, so many of us are exhausted from living and working in a capitalist system while insufficient infrastructures for care have further deteriorated. Recognizing that the failures of public health and biomedicine are felt by some disproportionately due to race, class, gender, sexuality, etc., this project provides a platform to explore collective forms of healing to deal with structural processes of exclusion. To this end, artworks dealing with care, illness, fitness, sleep, somatic sustainability, labor, alternative temporalities, and wellness culture will be shown at EFA, with an exhibition on life/work balance providing a locus for ongoing conversations about transitional architectures for relief and potential repair.

In order to support creative exchange between existing communities of care in varying contexts, particularly those in red and purple states where poor institutional support syncs with a longstanding ideology of independence, there will be a programming series in Houston, Texas in tandem with the exhibition. The “Warp and Weft of Care” will include public performances and closed-door collaborations between artists from the EFA installation and groups organized around care, including Project Row Houses’ Young Mothers Program (a residency for single mothers in the historically black neighborhood of Houston’s Third Ward) and Angela’s House (transitional housing and support for women immediately following incarceration).

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time is made possible with the generous support of The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston’s Core Residency Program and The Idea Fund.

PRESS RELEASE

EVENT SCHEDULE

At EFA Project Space:

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time opening reception: Friday, March 31st, 6-8 PM

Calling in Sick, workshop with Taraneh Fazeli (by registration only): Date TBD (May)

Secret Chakra: Feminist Economics Yoga, a workshop with Cassie Thornton: Date TBD (May)

Rubbertime, a performance by Zavé Martohardjono: Date TBD (May)

In Houston, TX:

The Growth and Its Perennials, a performance by Fia Backström: Saturday, April 8th, 5-7 PM

A video screening and conversation with Jen Liu and Sondra Perry: Saturday, April 22nd, 2-5 PM

Liminal Bodies, a workshop with Zavé Martohardjono: Date TBD (May)

Secret Chakra: Feminist Economics Yoga, a workshop with Cassie Thornton: Date TBD (May)
 

Please check back for updates on the public program schedule.

ACCESS INFO

EFA Project Space is on the 2nd floor of 323 West 39th Street. The building has an ADA wheelchair accessible elevator that provides access to the gallery from the ground floor. There are all-gender single stall bathrooms and an ADA approved bathroom on the 3rd floor. The space is not scent-free, but we do request that people attending come low-scent. Children are welcome.

Admission to the building does not require an ID, but you will be asked to sign-in. The closest MTA subway station is the Port Authority A, C, E stop which is ADA wheelchair accessible.

Texts and programs are in English. Large format texts can be provided with advance request.

For support with access needs, or for press inquiries: contact Meghana Karnik, Program Manager at meghana@efanyc.org or call (212) 563 - 5855 x 229.