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8.2.2020 | 11th Berlin Biennale c/o ExRotaprint

exp. 2: The Fatigued Compassionate Oracle: Q&A

Activation by the Feminist Health Care Research Group, participative format by Sickness Affinity Group

The Fatigued Compassionate Oracle is a collective voice aiming to support sick, disabled, and care-giving artists and cultural workers with navigating accessibility and working conditions. At the heart of this project by Sickness Affinity Group is the desire to create space for collectively answering questions, doubts, desires, and calls for advice around topics of accessibility, institutional struggles, and intersectional exclusion. The Fatigued Compassionate Oracle is the format in which we not only share questions but also contribute our lived experience and perspectives in order to form a multi-bodied, all-knowing, and endlessly compassionate Oracle. Over one afternoon, we’ll make room for sharing experiences and encouragement in a festive yet cozy atmosphere. This is a participative event: you are welcome to contribute problems as well as wisdom.

Sickness Affinity Group consists of chronically ill and disabled artists and cultural workers, as well as people working on the topic of accessibility. Sickness Affinity Group functions as a support group that challenges the competitive and ableist mode of working in the arts. They share experiences and information while prioritizing the well-being and access needs of its group members. Sickness Affinity Group holds open bi-monthly meetings in Berlin and maintains an open email list.