A Homotopia Commission
When healthcare services are under extreme pressure, tough decisions are made about who is worth treating in ICU. Disabled people are more likely than nondisabled people to be considered low priority for care.
Poet Katie Walters and musician Ace Ambrose take a bleak look at the COVID-19 crisis through the eyes of queer disabled people, reflecting on the idea that if they get sick, they might be left to die.
Through words and music, this new audio recording will consider how the crisis has exposed an attitude to disabled people which has always been under the surface of capitalist society. In the artists’ words: we just aren’t worth it.
With a queercrip and cripplepunk ethos, you can expect a raw and vulnerable piece from this exciting creative partnership.
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Ace Ambrose is an eccentric androgynous songwriter and poet with an old soul. Armed with her guitar, she draws on influences like David Bowie and Joan Jett, exploring genres outside her era to tell stories that spread a positive message. Ace has been performing in and around Coventry since she was 16 and has played Shoot Festival and the Godiva Festival.
Katie Walters is an autistic and chronically ill performance poet with a soul full of stories that can’t be contained. In 2014, Katie was a winner of the SLAMbassador’s national youth slam and has stuck to the stage ever since. She has worked with the National Autistic Society on a variety of performances and awareness campaigns, competed in the prestigious Roundhouse slam, and performed at several festivals. Katie is currently working with Elle Chante on developing Seasick, an interdisciplinary art show about chronic illness and the sea, while also heading up Radical Body, a disability arts company.
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