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To commemorate International Day of Persons with Disabilities on December 3, we invite you to ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2023, featuring a one-hour movement installation involving Harvard students and community members in the Calderwood Courtyard.
ON DISPLAY HARVARD is presented in collaboration with ON DISPLAY GLOBAL, a worldwide movement installation and social justice initiative created by physically integrated dance company Heidi Latsky Dance.
Harvard’s Office for the Arts (OFA) Dance Program has been an ambassador of the project for the last five years, presenting ON DISPLAY HARVARD at accessible locations across campus as well as virtually each year. The program has created a community of partners and diverse performers to bring awareness of disability justice, art, and culture to Harvard’s campus and beyond.
The performance installation ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2023, which will be on view in the Calderwood Courtyard for one hour, questions societal “norms” about disability and celebrates difference as an affirmation of our humanity. Audience members are invited to wander through the installation at their own pace over the course of the hour and view each performer up close. Performers of the work create sculptural compositions of their own making, on their own terms, and which evolve in real time. The installation allows performers and the public alike to explore what it means to see and be seen, in slowness and silence.
The work will also be viewed live around the world via ON DISPLAY GLOBAL’S 24-hour Zoom and Livestream platform.
Sighted guides and audio description will be available at 11am for blind and visually impaired audiences; a pre-show offering for tactile access with description of wearable art, created by Graduate School of Design students, will take place at 10:30am. The Harvard Art Museums building is accessible for visitors using wheelchairs and other mobility devices.
ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2023 is part of Beyond Access: A Celebration of International Day of Persons with Disabilities at Harvard, a project in partnership with the Harvard Graduate School of Design (GSD) student group (snobs) and other GSD students. Beyond Access is a winner of a 2023 Culture Lab Innovation Fund (CLIF) grant through the Harvard Office of Equity, Diversity, Inclusion, & Belonging.
If you anticipate needing any additional type of access service, or if you have any questions about attending ON DISPLAY HARVARD 2023, either in person at the Harvard Art Museums or virtually, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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