jamila’s tiny revolution

  • date: 12 april 2021
  • challenge category: health
  • selected tactic: tiny invisible performance
  • difficulty rating: tricky
  • current status: completed

the doing: invisible accessibility

pvi rebels took mobility devices embedded with audio to some of the least accessible public places in port adelaide to use invisible performance to exaggerate the invisibility of these experiences to the wider public.  the voiced mobility devices were generated by people with disabilities in answer to the prompt: what would your mobility device say if it could talk?

pvi collective and the tiny revolutions team would like to thank the participants from karrarendi – the first nations disability arts and craft group from kura yerlo.  thank you for sharing your voices and your experiences.

the submission:

what overwhelms you?

“there are so many disabled and chronically ill people who are so profoundly abandoned by our systems, leaders, and each other. The scale of how inaccessible public and private spaces are. How expensive it is to be sick. How traumatising survival is. How can we get the help we need?

jamila, 12.4.20.

the thinking:

thinkers at the table:

rebel alexis, rebel cheryl, rebel reb, rebel sandy

summary of the submission

key points
trauma and expense of illness
public and private space
abandonment – by leaders, by systems

think time allocated: 60 mins

the rebel meetings were often rowdy, at times moving. there was vodka.  a consensus was reached.  the submissions were thunked.

winning idea

pvi rebels will take mobility devices embedded with audio to some of the least accessible public places in port adelaide to use invisible performance to exaggerate the invisibility of these experiences to the wider public.  the voiced mobility devices are generated by people with disabilities in answer to the prompt: what would your mobility device saw if it could talk?

where does it need to take place?

populated.
port mall

are there any legal implications to the activity?

tricky