Talks & Readings

ASL SLAM at the Whitney

FRI, May 6, 2016
6–8 pm

Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater

The Whitney Museum presents this special edition of ASL SLAM. In conjunction with the exhibition Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, ASL SLAM will explore one of the oldest forms of art: portraiture. Audience members will investigate formal and conceptual expressions of the individual, ranging from paintings to today's selfies. Experimental forms of sign language literature and performance will emerge from exploration of how we perceive ourselves and others.

For over a decade ASL SLAM has been inviting the signing community to get on stage and break free from the daily restraints of sign language. Through the use of images and literary prompts, poet Douglas Ridloff celebrates the vernacular tradition of American Sign Language and engages the audience to create collaborative poetry and stories.

This event is free; registration is required. Registration is at capacity. To inquire about the waitlist please email accessfeedback@whitney.org or call 212-671-1823.

The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.

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