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Molly Joyce, an April in Santa Cruz Festival event

Saturday, April 13, 2024 - 2:00pm
DARC 108, the "Dark Lab," at the Digital Arts Research Center (UCSC)
Presented by: 
Digital Arts and New Media
Music Department

Molly Joyce's program focuses on work that cultivate disability as a creative source, stemming from Joyce's experience acquiring a disability at the age of seven. The works span autobiographical interrogations of acquiring a disability and losing physical movement and sensation, to communally-engaged works featuring the voices and viewpoints of disabled interviewees, to examining common disability tropes such as heroism and inspiration.

• Free and open to the public
• Doors are scheduled to open 30 minutes prior to event start time

• Refer to the April in Santa Cruz festival listing here

• Parking advisory for Apr 13 (more info below)
• All works have sound descriptions and captions, and several have sign language and audio description.
• Dark Lab and the Digital Arts Research Center are wheelchair-accessible spaces.
• Specific and designated seating is reserved for wheelchair and mobility device users, Low-Sighted, and Blind folks.
• Dark Lab is a low-scent space. Please arrive scent-free.
• Masking is encouraged throughout the convening, and will be available on request at the door.

• Due to a high-impact campus-wide event on Sat, Apr 13 (Banana Slug Day), audiences may expect periods of heavy traffic and some parking challenges
• Attendants will be on site in Arts Lot 126 to sell event permits and advise on use of Park Mobile
• Overflow parking via ParkMobile may also be available at Porter College Lot 124/125

• Lot 126 is the closest parking lot to the event
• Parking is by UCSC permit, Park Mobile, or pay $5 cash/credit to the on-site parking attendant in Lot 126
More visitor parking information here

• Recital Hall and the Digital Arts Research Center: available at the south end of Arts Lot 126.
• Visitors with DMV placards or plates may park for free in DMV spaces, marked "Medical" spaces, metered spaces or stalls without additional payment.
• Visitors with DMV placards or plates may park in timed zones for longer than the posted time.
• DMV placards are not valid in spaces reserved for departments, individuals, contractors, carpools, vanpools, or in lots solely designated for “C” permit holders.

• This event is part of the April in Santa Cruz (AiSC) Creative Music and Arts Festival 2024• AiSC 2024 is co-sponsored by the UC Santa Cruz Music Department and Digital Arts and New Media Program (DANM) with additional generous support from Chancellor Cynthia Larive’s ACEI Digital Art Project on Policing and Campus Climate grant, and Arts Division Dean Celine Parreñas Shimizu’s DEI funds


Photo by Shervin Lainez