CRIP RAVE collective & Bricks & Glitter present...
DJ Syrus Marcus Ware
DJ Crip Time (aka Stefana Fratila)
3 N 3 R G Y (live set)
crip rave™ • 01 showcases crip-identifying talent and centres Sick, Crip, Mad and Disabled bodies within safer and more accessible rave spaces. in practice, crip raves start early/end early, featuring a non-alcoholic hydration station, anti-inflammatory snacks, comfortable and varied seating options, a stretching area, adequate lighting, heating blankets, an accessible bathroom & entrance, security, and sober/easily identifiable party organizers
STARTS EARLY aka 8PM SHARP
at door: $10
advance lower-barrier pricing: $5
— no one turned away for lack of $ —
DJ SYRUS MARCUS WARE
Syrus is a Vanier scholar, visual artist, activist, curator and educator. Syrus uses painting, installation and performance to explore social justice frameworks and black activist culture, and he’s shown widely in galleries and festivals across Canada. He is a core-team member of Black Lives Matter – Toronto, a part of the Performance Disability Art Collective, and a PhD candidate at York University in the Faculty of Environmental Studies. His on-going curatorial work includes That’s So Gay (Gladstone Hotel, 2016-2019) and BlacknessYes!/Blockorama.
DJ CRIP TIME
DJ Crip Time aka Stefana Fratila is a Romanian-born composer, artist and writer based in Toronto, Canada. Most recently, she released a 7" via Bedroomer centred around violence, abuse and deception in intimate relationships— particularly the lying, manipulating and deceiving of women. Over the years, she has received critical acclaim for her artistic work by various media outlets, including: Exclaim, The FADER, Vice, and xlr8r.
3 N 3 R G Y
An experimental live set designed to bring you to another realm, to change you, to crush you, to bring you to euphoria as the kick of the show hits you deep within! Ambience that leaves you with goosebumps and noise techno to fill yourself with energy that releases you from life! We gotta need it / We gotta have it / We gotta get it / This is 3 N 3 R G Y.
About CRIP RAVE collective:
crip rave™ is a Toronto-based collective and event platform showcasing crip-identifying talent and prioritizing Sick, Crip, Mad and Disabled bodies within safer and more accessible rave spaces.
Revolution is written throughout the origins of electronic music, where the genres, sounds, and spaces of rave culture have been crafted through Queer, Trans* and Black, Indigenous and People of Colour resistance. Informed by this legacy, crip rave™ longs for the centring of Sick, Crip, Mad and Disabled folx within expressive electronic music spaces. Structural barriers, abelism, industry standards, and cultural norms have largely resulted in inaccessibility and the exclusion of Crip body-minds. Setting up an electronic music event so that all people can enter a venue is crucial, but accessibility requires us to go further— to centre disability in all aspects of planning so that people can feel safe, comfortable, and have their needs met once inside.
crip rave™ is created by two QueerCrip organizers (Renee Dumaresque, Stefana Fratila) who are passionate about electronic music and envision a world where rave sites are accessible to everyone. This project hopes to be an ever-evolving series, as a work-in-progress that moves in tandem with community needs, feedback, and collaboration.
WHAT IS CRIP?
Crip, like queer, is a term that resists a singular definition. Crip has been reclaimed from derogatory use and, as an identity term, signifies a broad range of ways to understand and relate to disability, including states and experiences not previously read as disabled, for example madness, sickness, chronic pain, neuro and sensory disabilities.
The word crip also represents a political orientation that challenges taken for granted ideas about disability as wholly negative and undesirable. A crip framework is necessarily entangled with queer, postcolonial and feminist critiques, recognizing that knowledge about disability is socially produced in relation to race, gender, sexuality, class, culture, time, place and space.
When used as a verb, to crip or cripping, is to centre disability knowledge, aesthetics, or narratives in contexts where disability is usually erased, dis-placed or problematized by “compulsory able-bodimindedness”.
(Credit: Eli Care; Allison Kafer; Ann Millett-Galant; Robert McRuer; Emma Sheppard)
About Bricks & Glitter:
We are a trouble of queers who believe in creativity and collectivity, in imagining together a world worth living in. Intersectional by default and critical by necessity, we are trying to create a space for us all of us, to world build together, and to practice the future in the now. Bricks and Glitter is a community arts festival, celebrating two-spirit, trans and queer talent, ingenuity, caring, anger, and abundance.
About Unit 2:
We are QT2S/BIPOC (Queer / Trans, 2 Spirit and/or Black, Indigenous and People of Colour) and friends. This is a radical arts and community space dedicated to building community and building bridges! We are a DIT (do it together) space.
For more information about Unit 2: http://unit2.club/accessibility
- the venue entrance is accessible by a portable ramp (note: while the door opening is 33”, the ramp is narrower than this measurement. There is also a 2-3” lip in the space once you have entered that is not typically ramped )
- the washroom is gender-neutral and accessible (note: the washroom does not have well-placed grab bars for people relying on them for transfers and it is not large enough for most power chairs or scooters to enter the washroom
- the event will take place in one room. Attendants can go outside the front door to smoke, take a breath, or get a break from the music.
- closest accessible TTC station is Dundas W station, then take the 505 Dundas to Sterling Rd. station
- there will be loud music and projected visuals
- lighting will be low (dimly lit by lamps)
- important information about the space/event/accessibility will be printed and given to everyone upon entering the space
- Ask before documenting another attendee by phone, camera or video. we will also be using a "button consent system” - upon entering, we will offer attendees a button to wear if they do not want to be photographed during this event. If you see someone wearing a button do not take their picture.
- alcohol will be sold on premises, but alcohol will be de-centred by the sale of non-alcoholic options through sold at our hydration station (water will be free)
- “party support” volunteers with be present with naloxone kits
- anti-inflammatory snacks will be available (vegan and gluten-free options included)
- we will have care team members on site to support folks with mobility and personal care/ active listening
- organizers will be (sober) and identifiable by glow sticks
- there will be comfortable and varied seating options: couches, comfortable chairs, mats, pillows
- this is a 19+ event and unfortunately, the space does not accommodate a childcare space
- the space is not scent-free but will be reduced-scent for this event and we ask that people refrain from wearing scented products
We acknowledge that this event takes place on the traditional territory of many nations including the Mississaugas of the Credit, the Anishnabeg, the Chippewa, the Haudenosaunee and the Wendat peoples and is now home to many diverse First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Tkaronto is covered by Treaty 13 signed with the Mississaugas of the Credit, and the Williams Treaties signed with multiple Mississaugas and Chippewa bands.
crip rave™ events centre Sick, Crip, Mad and Disabled body-minds and strive to create a loving, accessible and harm-free space. Destructive, hateful and discriminatory behaviour will not be tolerated. We ask that you please refrain from wearing scents.