New Time

How we touch/How we survive

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Saturday 5 October , 11:00 am – 11.25am

Watt Space Gallery 20 Auckland St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia
  • 18+
  • Interactive
  • Performance

“….failure to stabilize closeness always haunts its persistent activity…”
-Lauren Berlant

Our latent vulnerability keeps us separate from each other, but also binds us together. All human bodies are stunningly precarious, because they are relentlessly insecure and in a constant state of flux, and disabled bodies disrupt superficial boundaries of relating. Since they can readily expose the inherent relationships between a subject and an object, between fragility and bravery, and between vulnerability and resilience. Our ability to survive is contingent on our closeness to others.  Through relating and touching, we are able to affirm, maintain and salvage the importance of our intimate worlds and chaotic lives. So, the perceived dependency that disabled bodies convey, actually offers an openness, a rare honesty and humility about intimacy and something shared, and the intrinsic queerness of care and love.

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Watt Space Gallery
20 Auckland St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Watt Space Gallery

20 Auckland St, Newcastle NSW 2300, Australia

Watt Space Gallery is an accessible venue with ramp or steps entrance, with reserved parking and accessible toilet.