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Desired Outcomes + Conversation
Institute of Contemporary Arts
Tell Me, How Do I Feel?, dir. Annie Crabtree, UK 2021, 24 min.

A waiting room, a waiting list, a bed. In a hetero-patriarchal, capitalist framework that values wellness and productivity above all, those living in chronically ill or disabled bodies often find themselves in anonymised, medicalised settings, ‘positioned as unreliable narrators of their own symptoms and health’. 

This programme of moving image work, curated by artist Annie Crabtree and featuring their film Tell Me, How Do I Feel?, imagines alternative modes of collective care and individual agency via the racial and queer politics of the sick body. Films by artists Panteha Abareshi, R A Walden and Leah Clements examine processes of medical bureaucracy, self-administered treatment, bodily augmentation and the temporality of ‘crip-time’; projecting visions of communal dreaming and alternative modes of healing. Followed by a panel discussion.

Tell Me, How Do I Feel?, dir. Annie Crabtree, UK 2021, 24 min.
Sticky Encounter, dir. S. Wall, UK, 10 min.
Shine by Take That, dir. Phoebe Banks, UK, 2 min.
This is Not A Body, dir. Panteha Abareshi, USA 2022, 7 min.
My Mouth Was Vibrating, dir. Leah Clements, UK 2022, 4 min.
Border Crossings // I Am Here, dir. RA Walden, UK, 2 min.
Methods of Care for the Precarious Body, dir. Panteha Abareshi, USA 2021, 6 min.

All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.

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