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Bemis Center For Contemporary Arts

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Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying Closing Reception
featuring performances by Fia Backström and Zavé Martohardjono

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying is a process-based show; many of the artworks directly demonstrate what living and working on sick time demands of the body and of the artists and organizers themselves. (Note: “Crip” is a political reclaiming of the derogatory label “cripple.”) The closing reception marks a new start and a different sense of time that we will negotiate together.

6–9 PMSick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying Closing Reception
6:30 PMThe Growth and Its Perennials, a performance by Fia Backström
7:30 PMTerritory: Omaha, a performance by Zavé Martohardjono

Free and open to the public.

The Growth and Its Perennials, a performance by Fia Backström
In The Growth and Its Perennials, Backström investigates the effects of barely-visible forces on the body by considering the oscillating line between self and other/self and material. By juxtaposing intimate images of her garden with stories about the gardens of cultural figures, The Growth and Its Perennials is offered as a site from which to understand the interconnectedness of social, economic, and sensorial forces of varying scales.

Territory: Omaha, a performance by Zavé Martohardjono
Territory: Omaha retraces pre-colonial landscapes and recent emigrant histories in Omaha, and considers the relationship between displacement, migration, and bodily health. Martohardjono incorporates objects and costumes made from organic materials sourced from the local environment and will informally meet with groups already grappling with displacement and assimilation around Omaha during their time at Bemis to develop this site-specific artwork.

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism’s Temporal Bullying, on view through June 2, is curated by Taraneh Fazeli, 2018 Bemis Curator-in-Residence.

The 2018 Curator-in-Residence program is made possible by Carol Gendler and the Mammel Foundation. Additional support is provided by the National Endowment for the Arts and The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

Sick Time, Sleepy Time, Crip Time: Against Capitalism's Temporal Bullying is supported, in part, by Deanna and Fred Bosselman, Douglas County, Omaha Steaks, and Security National Bank.

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Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts has three galleries on the main floor that can be accessed via an ADA approved ramp on 12th Street or seven steps. There is free street parking in front of the building on 12th Street and a paid lot on the North side of the building. 12th Street is cobblestone-lined. Admission is free and no ID is required to enter the building. There are multi-stall ADA approved single-sex bathrooms on the 1st floor with two grab bars, as well as on the 3rd floor where the workshop will be held.

Children and service animals are welcome. Concealed carry is prohibited. Texts and programs are in English. Large format texts are available upon request. The space is not scent-free, but we request that you come low-scent. Many ill (and non-ill) people have chemical sensitivities, which mean they do not tolerate scents (i.e. please do not wear perfumes or use scented deodorants and toiletries that day). More info on how and why to do this can be found at bemiscenter.org/sicktime.

Seating options will include cushioned folding chairs, but we are happy to provide other seating if requested in advance. If you need to move around, twitch, pace, or not make eye contact, you are welcome here.

If you have questions or would like support with specific access needs please let us know in your registration and we will do our best to help you attend comfortably.

Images:

Left: Fia Backström; The Growth and Its Perennials; Lawndale Arts Center, Houston, TX, April 8, 2017; Photo: Ronald L. Jones; Courtesy the artist.

Right: Zavé Martohardjono; Territory; Movement Research at the Judson Church, New York, NY, February 19, 2018; Photo: Cherylynn Tsushima; Courtesy the artist.
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