ALL BODIES, Róisín Power Hackett

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ALL BODIES is an artist publication by Róisín Power Hackett produced as an outcome for her ARC LAB Curatorial Scholarship. She began to investigate disability as part of her curatorial practice during her time living in a tent in the French Alps in 2017. The publication examines the root of why she began to research disability and develop ideas around it. It reflects her experience of disability through a personal essay that incorporates disability theory and philosophy, poetry, and a series of drawings. Through the essay Róisín suggests that unravelling capitalism is the only solution to begin ending ablism. ALL BODIES in the context of the Dublin Art Book Fair could be framed as a manual for what is ablism, and how can we end it.

30pp. | 148 x 210 mm

Róisín Power Hackett is a visual artist, writer, and curator. She makes performances, artist books and scripts that focus on history, literature, and identity. She graduated in 2021 as the inaugural ARC LAB Curatorial Scholar from IADT. In 2013 she graduated with an MA in Art in the Contemporary World from NCAD. In 2021 Róisín curated A Consideration of All Bodies at the LAB Gallery. In 2020, she curated The Finest Specimens of Fossilised Duration an online exhibition commissioned by Arts and Disability Ireland. For Culture Night 2020 at the LAB Gallery, she produced the podcast ALL BODIES. In 2018, she curated Towards A Consideration of All Bodies at the LAB Gallery. Róisín’s most recent solo exhibition was Don’t Spoil the Story held at GOMA in Waterford in 2018. Róisín has received various awards and bursaries.