Yelling Clinic Exhibition and Reception at the ERC

Yelling Clinic is an artist collaborative group that includes UC Berkeley professor Katherine Sherwood, Ehren Tool, Susan Schweig, Sunaura Taylor, Chau Thuy Huynh and David Wallace. Its members are individuals who have direct experience with disability and war and explore the combination of these issues in their compelling artmaking. Featuring work in a variety of media including video footage from the group’s recent grant-funded research trip to Vietnam, Yelling Clinic will encourage a unique dialogue in the community around the disabled and the arts, through the lens of wartime experience and how this experience affects culture and the identities of its disabled.

The Yelling Clinic Artists on Exhibit at the ERC

Please Join Us!

Art Reception and Dance (!) at the Ed Roberts Campus – Saturday, November 17, 2012

The Yelling Clinic at Ed Roberts Campus

Reception: 7:00 – 8:00 pm
Dance !!! 8:00 –11:00 pm

The Yelling Clinic Artists on Exhibit at the ERC:

Chau Thuy Huynh
Katherine Sherwood
Sunaura Taylor
Ehren Tool

About The Yelling Clinic

A ceramic mug with the "disabled" signage of a stick figure wheelchair user throwing a bomb.
In the spring of 2008, Yelling Clinic, a disability art collective, was founded. It consists of a group of five visual artists: Chau Thuy Huynh, Katherine Sherwood, Sunaura Taylor, Ehren Tool, David Wallace and a writer, Susan Schweik, who each have an interest in the intersections between war and disability. Their goal is to raise awareness about the human costs of war and war pollution around the globe, while at the same time facilitating positive and empowered discourses through which war disabilities can be viewed. Yelling Clinic was born out of a desire to mix artistic practice with community outreach, art instruction, and activism. They are interested in looking beyond the prevailing methods of researching disability, which often involve a predilection to cure, diagnose, and treat with charity.

This event is free! If you can contribute $5.00 at the door to defray costs, we won’t discourage you. Hope to see you there. And did we mention it’s a dance, too?

The Disability Mural

The goal of the Mural is to express the range of experiences and emotions of people touched by disability. The Mural has been compared to the Names Project Quilt; however, where the Quilt is a community expression of loss and grief, the Mural is a celebration of the lives and contributions of people with disabilities. The Mural has been displayed in a variety of venues including the Mission Cultural Center in San Francisco, Oakland City Hall, the Richmond Arts Center, and the Olive Hyde Gallery in Fremont. Sections of the Mural are on permanent display at the Ed Roberts Campus at the Ashby BART station.

from the CforAT website