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YUMMY Discussions: Abjection

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Adelaide Contemporary Experimental

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1 hour and 30 mins, finishes at 7:00 pm


$0 - Free

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About YUMMY Discussions

YUMMY is a two part discussion series accompanying Yucky, a group exhibition led by Sam Petersen that explores the personal and political complexities that exist as part of disabled experience.

The exhibition and accompanying programs reclaims the visceral world of ‘yuck’, encouraging audiences to question ableist biases and assumptions made towards disability and ‘yuckiness’.

Taking pride in what is deemed yucky whilst embracing what it is to be human outside of able-bodied value systems, YUMMY discussions take prompts from Yucky and The Yucky Reading Room delving deeper into yuckiness - and its inverse, yumminess - with invited thinkers.

About YUMMY Discussions: Abjection

Join Yucky public program curators William Maggs and Hen Vaughan in conversation with V Barratt for a discussion exploring abjection, as it relates to disability and gender.

This discussion will focus on the concept of abjection through the lens of V's work with VNS Matrix and other collaborations, as well as their recent PhD research on panic, to imagine possible figures for representing and embracing abjection, and the complicated boundaries of the body.

V Barratt, a trans-media writer, performer and researcher, will draw on their extensive experience across artforms to speak to the creative and resistant possibilities of playing with abjection today.

This event will be Auslan and English interpreted and live streamed online.

Resource Spotlight:
mMouth hHouse pPanic cCathedral - V Barratt
Savouring Disgust - Carolyn Korsmeyer (accessible in the Yucky Reading Room)

This discussion will refer to resources from the Yucky Reading Room. Prior reading is not necessary for attending as excerpts will be read at this event.

Image: YUMMY Discussions⁠: Abjection (2024), design by William Maggs. Photography by Hen Vaughan. ⁠

The Yucky Public Program Curators are supported by the Government of South Australia through the Richard Llewellyn Deaf and Disability Arts program.

This project is presented and supported by Adelaide Festival.

The Yucky Reading Room is supported by the City of Adelaide.


  • Wheelchair Accessibility
  • Sign Language Interpretation

This event will be Auslan and English interpreted and live streamed online.

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