I Can Only Make It Up Once

Friday, October 12, 2012 to Saturday, November 24, 2012

Modern Fuel presents, in its State of Flux Gallery, a new installation of work and a performance by Kingston artist Lisa Figge titled I Can Only Make It Up Once. Exploring disability as a location of knowledge, Figge makes artworks such as experimental video and puppets to renegotiate the terms of living in a body that is no longer able-bodied. She is making artwork about how it feels to be in a differently mobile body. Drawing together a broad range of texts from Cultural Studies, Philosophy, Disability Studies, Performance Studies, Art and Puppetry, presents a problem that everyone shares. Compulsory ablebodiness keeps us isolated and at a distance from each other in strange and troubling ways.

Figge's performance will take place at 7pm on Friday, October 12, at Modern Fuel.

Lisa Figge is an artist academic living in Kingston, Ontario. She is nearing fifty years on this planet and working through the problems her biology is presenting for her identity as woman, life partner, mother, artist, friend, student, academic, lover, pacifist, earthling, etc. For those who are curious she has Multiple Sclerosis which is the name given to the kind of things that are happening inside her body and changing everything. These things are her object of study and inform her art practice.