Fractals are never ending patterns that repeat at different scales over and over and over again. 

 

Nature is full of fractals. The branches on a tree; the veins on its leaves. The river flowing into a stream and into a creek. The segments in a seashell. Galaxies. 

 

Fractals can be infinite. 

FRACTALS is a series of virtual events composed of smaller performances, readings, screenings, workshops, and conversations. Each section of the program shares the work and processes of a network of people, built over time, though countless previous interactions. This series looks at Hook&Loop's current practices to cultivate and replicate programming with a deep connection to accessibility and care.

 

FRACTALS mirrors the inner and outer branches and veins that currently inform the practices of Hook&Loop, and can be replicated over and over and over again.

"There is a structural echo that suggests two things: one, that their are shapes and patterns fundamental to our universe, and two, what we practice at a small scale can reverberate to the largest scale" 

-adrienne maree brown, Emergent Strategy 

Any access information specific to an event is listed in the program

Any access information specific to an event is listed in the program

All events will have Live Captioning 

All events will be recorded and sent to the RSVP list.

All events will have Live Captioning 

All events will be recorded and sent to the RSVP list.

for the zoom link and complete access information. 

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Jan 28

Jan 29 

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Feb 4

Feb 5

Feb 6

Jan 28 

Jan 28 

 

Jan 28 |

6:00pm EST

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a video by

Pam Price and

George Shands 

(est. 10 min)


A dubbed scene from General Hospital depicting Laura getting a cesarean. Pam made this because she wants a baby. George wants to be Luke because he is great and probably one day he will be on a soap opera and will just tell them the same thing. 

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Jan 28 |

6:30pm EST

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**Video has flashing images**

video performance

by David Matthew Schmuckler

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(approx. 10 mins)

 

A performance in three acts, (Demon

1, Demon 2, and Demon 3) VAMPIRE

EVIL DEVIL DEMON MONSTERS, is

the culmination of the past two years of

Schmuckler’s art career. “I AM VAMPIRE

EVIL DEVIL DEMON MONSTER” (2021)

Schmuckler tells his audience. In a

painted and hand-embroidered costume Schmuckler transforms himself. Schmuckler uses his voice and found materials to create the sounds of thunder, rain, fire, screaming, devil laughter, demon growls, satanic voices, knives being sharpened, and lightning. He adds in claws that scratch, doors that creak, and echoes that roar to paint the aural landscape of a haunted house inhabited by demons. Schmuckler nods to his favorite horror movies which include mass-media horror icons like Michael Myers and Jason Voorhees, and transports us to a fantastic world of his own making.

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Jan 28 |

6:45pm EST

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Poetry Reading

 

Live readings of Pam Price's poetry from her new

poetry chapbook "I'm Not Suppose to Live this

Long". Poetry readings are facilitated by the

help of Matt Lavine. In the words of Pam:

"God keeps me alive, and it feels good. In my

book, I talk about my life, my Alexa, meatballs,

and the special people in life, some of whom have passed away, and some of whom are still living."

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10 minute break

Jan 28 |

7:10pm EST

 

 

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LIVE performances by Parker Gabriel

Two monologues - one about personal limitations, and other about caped and uncapped heroes. 

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Jan 29

Jan 29 

 
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Jan 29 |

1:00pm EST

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15 minute break

facilitated by Hyp-Access:

L. Tuthall and Audre Wirtanen

Hyp-Improv is a harm-reducing dance practice supporting artistic choice while addressing internalized ableism through concepts of care. Improvisational dance

spaces often impart norms of physicality that are ableist and injurious. Class combines sensory supports and disability accessibility frameworks to facilitate sensory intuition in movement choice. We'll explore discovering & valuing ways of moving that minimizes risk of soft tissue injury. Following intuition, practicing personal boundaries, and engaging fluidly within one’s own capacity is what it’s all about!

For hypermobile, disabled, & neurodivergent people who are diagnosed, self-diagnosed, or questioning. Non-disabled artists are welcome to attend.

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Jan 29 |

2:15pm EST 

 

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(approx. 15 mins)

Untitled (offering to Bob

Flanagan) explores themes

of loss, collective memory,

amnesia, meeting at the nexus of whiteness, queerness, and disability as experienced by the artist (mae eskenazi) in their attempts to be in communication with the late Bob Flanagan, whose Pain Journals inspired this piece. The video consists of journal entries and video documentation of the artist’s room, both attempting to keep the pace of the entries from Flanagan’s pain journals as well as pushing beyond the notion of completely linear temporality—exemplified through skipping days, putting weeks together, a flow between extremely detailed entries and ones that meet the standard of spoons and energetic ability that the artist can offer on a given day. 

video by mae eskenazi


 

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Feb 3

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Feb 3 |

6:00pm EST

 

 

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‘YO OBSOLETE’ - 23:40 min
‘A Garden in the Shape of Dreams’ - 22:30 min
‘A Fuzzy Yellow Spot’ - 42:41 min

 

Memories of a Disabled

Child is a triptych

composed of “YO

OBSOLETE“, “A Garden in

the Shape of Dreams” and

“A Fuzzy Yellow Spot“. It

delves into disability,

childhood memories,

trauma, and imagination.

The series spans through

different mediums including

dance performance, film,

installation, photography,

audio description and writing. 

three films by

Christopher

Unpezverde Núñez

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the real, the imaginary,

and the misunderstood

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Feb 4 

 
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a conversation with blind and visually impaired movement artists. 

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Feb 4 |

2:00pm EST

 

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Kayla Hamilton

Christopher Unpezverde Núñez 

iele paloumpis &

Krishna Washburn

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Episode 1, Part 1: 

“In place of catastrophe:

we begin again.”

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In this episode, cast members

contemplate “How do we begin

together?” and “What makes a space

feel welcoming?” Together we unpack

the phenomenon of introductions and

self-descriptions. This episode is our

effort to “begin again” and introduce

ourselves to our listeners.

Read the transcript here.

 

Featuring Marielys Burgos-Meléndez, Seta Morton, Alejandra Ospina, iele paloumpis, Monica Rodriguez, Ogemdi Ude, Krishna Washburn, Adrien Weibgen, and Marýa Wethers. Mentions during this episode: devynnemory.com and thelenapecenter.com.

Credits: Co-produced by iele paloumpis and Monica Rodriguez. Music by Khatchadour Khatchadourian, khatchmusic.com. Sound design by Monica Rodriguez

Feb 4 |

3:10pm EST

 

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we begin again. 

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Feb 5

Feb 5 

 
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community archive + exhibition series. 

Join us for a soft publishing of

'Undue Burden community archive

and exhibition series'.

Undue Burden supports

Disabled, Neurodivergent,

Chronically Ill, MAD, and Sick

people to contextualize their own

histories and experiences by

creating accessible archival and

exhibition practices.

Our community archive is digital and always growing, branching and in-process. The archive is imperfect and unfinished because it archives our workflow, lives and archival practices.

Our exhibitions are created with the donors and invite local artists to select materials from the community archive and create responses. Their creations and responses are themselves documented and folded into the community archive; creating a ripple; we are here. 

Pam Price and Shannon Brooks will reflect and share the processes behind archiving Pam's collection and artists Vinetta Miller and Bayaht Ham will share their practices and thoughts behind creating their responses to Pam's collection. 

Feb 5 |

1:00pm EST

 

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Feb 5 |

2:30pm EST

 

 

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Caitlin (kt) Abadir-Mullally

and Shannon Brooks

Caitlin (kt) Abadir-Mullally

and Shannon Brooks

sit in conversation about

how their respective art

practices and life

experiences inform their

work building community

archives. Archives are

built on bias. They can

uphold unequal power

structures and have

great capacity to

dehumanize, and erase

the voices of the

marginalized. Archives

also have the capacity to uplift voices and broaden ideas for possible futures.The community archive movement has expanded over the last 15 years to actively fight misrepresentation, misinformation and violence in institutional archiving practice. Undue Burden by Hook&Loop and Shannon Brooks, and the Saffron: an LGBTQ+ SWANA Community Archive by Caitlin Abadir-Mullally are part of the movement.

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30 minute break

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Feb 5 |

3:40pm EST

 

 

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a performance by 

@gen.aissance florals

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Gen Deal creates a floral

arrangement and recites

a poem. 

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Feb 6

Feb 6

 

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facilitated

by Nat Difrank

and Shannon Brooks

1 hour

 

In this workshop we will

break down what consent is and the many ways it needs to or does show up in our lives. Through movement and vocalization, we will explore the pleasure that can come from saying yes and no. Together we will imagine what our boundaries look and feel like while talking about how it feels to receive someone setting a boundary.

 

All are welcome, whether consent is a new term or a familiar one.

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Feb 6 |

6:30pm EST

 

 

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