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Care and Access Rider Internal Workshop

04/03/2024, WORKSHOP


Screenshot from Johanna Hedva’s blog - Sick Woman Theory


Johanna Hedva is a Korean American writer, artist, and musician, who was raised in Los Angeles by a family of witches, and now lives in LA and Berlin. Hedva’s practice cooks magic, necromancy, and divination together with mystical states of fury and ecstasy, and political states of solidarity and disintegration. They are devoted to deviant forms of knowledge and to doom as a liberatory condition. There is always the body — its radical permeability, dependency, and consociation — but the task is how to eclipse it, how to nebulize it, and how to cope when this inevitably fails.

Dear collaborators,

We, the curatorial team at Hosting Lands, are writing to invite you to a workshop on care riders - a collaborative tool to be held on Zoom on Tuesday the 4th of March at 2PM EST / 8PM CET and will last approx. 90 minutes.

The workshop will be held by Johanna Hedva who is a Korean American contemporary artist, writer, and musician. They are the author of Sick Women Theory, the 2018 novel On Hell, and Minerva the Miscarriage of the Brain, a collection of poetry, plays, and essays published in 2020. Their work deals with death and grieving, illness, disability and care as well as mysticism, and ritual.

Johanna Hedva has introduced Care riders (or: Access Docs) as a tool for people living with physical or mental challenges and everyone else to ensure that needs are met when working with others. Care riders help to cover important needs and issues prior to beginning a working encounter, allowing both the organization's team and artists to feel (more) confident and comfortable in their interactions with each other. It is a tool that opens a process / a conversation about potential needs, limits and possibilities - and how to work around them collectively.

For this workshop, Hedva will help us get a deeper understanding of care riders and will help us grasp how to compose and use one. The goal is to have a tool which opens a dialogue about what a guesting collaborator needs in order to have more equal access to work. And - just as important - to talk about possible solutions to limitations or obstacles from the hosting collaborator.

The workshop will explore planning-as-care and finding ways to foster informed consent and inviting greater mutual accountability in our hosting/guesting relationships.

For those of you unable to join, the workshop will be recorded and made available to Hosting Lands collaborators (internally). We are very aware that time zones and time differences are a challenge. We hope that many of you can make it. And if not, that the recorded version will also be of value.

If there are any questions, please feel free to reach out to us.

Thank you so much,

Warmest, The curatorial team of
Hosting Lands

Collaborators & Co-hosts

All invited artists and collaborators of Hosting Lands