MCS art

  • You are invited to A Community Meal on November 24 You are invited to A Community Meal on November 24
    A shared meal that accommodates multiple food restrictions marks the 3rd performance piece for the Social Practice performance class at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
  • Unifying Walk Performance Monday, November 17 Unifying Walk Performance Monday, November 17
    Part 2 of the Community Tea performance art piece is happening tomorrow, Monday, November 17th at 4:30 pm CST in Chicago and it will take the form of a unifying walk.
  • Community Tea Party Sunday, November 9 Community Tea Party Sunday, November 9
    Connect with other EIs over tea on Sunday, November 9 at 11 am CST.
  • 'The Canaries' book available for purchase ‘The Canaries’ book available for purchase
    Photographer Thilde Jensen's long awaited 'The Canaries' book is finally available to purchase.
  • Your 15 minutes of fame: Be in Thilde's Your 15 minutes of fame: Be in Thilde’s “Canaries” book
    Danish photographer Thilde Jensen is heading out to complete the last segment of her "Canaries" series for an upcoming book documenting life with environmental illness. Want to get in on the project? Email her to get involved.
  • Canaries series featured on Esquire Russia Canaries series featured on Esquire Russia
    Twenty images from photographer Thilde Jensen's "Canaries" collection are being featured on the website of Esquire Russia.
  • Get invited to Thilde Jensen's Get invited to Thilde Jensen’s “Canaries” book release party
    When you donate to Thilde Jensen's Canaries book project, you'll receive a variety of perks, depending on your contribution amount, from a signed print and credit in the book to a signed copy of the book itself and an invitation to the book release party.
  • Art show detailing environmental illness gets great press Art show detailing environmental illness gets great press
    Performance artist Monet Clark's most recent show, "California Girl" at the Krowswork Gallery in Oakland, California is getting great reviews.
  • Artist Monet Clark on Disability Rap this Friday 12-1pm PST Artist Monet Clark on Disability Rap this Friday 12-1pm PST
    Performance artist and severe MCS/CFS survivor Monet Clark will be speaking with radio host and disability rights activist Ana Acton on her radio show "Disability Rap" this Friday from 12-1pm PST.
  • Thilde Jensen's recovery from environmental illness Thilde Jensen’s recovery from environmental illness
    "After only the second day, she experienced a huge improvement in her symptoms...That was the last time she ever wore her mask. She was able to sleep in her room the next two nights without a problem."
  • Defining home Defining home
    We can experience some amount of healing by recreating our vision of home and reestablishing a connection with "home" being a positive thing in our lives.
  • Home is... Home is…
    Plants, sunlight, windows and animals are all things that are important and make a house a "home" to me. I invite you to explore your relationship to the idea of "home."
  • Chemically Sensitive Artist Reveals Pesticide Trail Chemically Sensitive Artist Reveals Pesticide Trail
    An interview with fine art photographer Laurie Tümer about her illuminating body of work.
  • Call for submissions: Scarsongs Call for submissions: Scarsongs
    Submit your writing and art for an anthology articulating the terrain of trauma and resilience - a collaboration of the Icarus Project, the Bay Area Radical Mental Health Collective, and Activist Trauma Support.
  • One Thing I'd Change About My Chemical Sensitivity One Thing I’d Change About My Chemical Sensitivity
    What's one thing you'd change about your chemical sensitivity? We posed this question to our members and the video responses are beginning to come in.
  • Shameless: The ART of Disability Shameless: The ART of Disability
    Bonnie Sherr Klein's film presents a funny and intimate portrait of five surprising individuals with diverse disabilities. Watch the film and then join our live chat to discuss disability, art, and creativity.
  • Chicago Tribune features chemically sensitive artist Chicago Tribune features chemically sensitive artist
    The Chicago Tribune presents an inspiring account of one woman's struggle to overcome severely isolating and disabling chemical sensitivity.
  • Artists: Win a 3 Bedroom House in Maine! Artists: Win a 3 Bedroom House in Maine!
    One lucky artist may be the new owner of this 3 bedroom house located in Sanford, Maine -- if they can write the winning essay for the Artist's House Essay Contest.
  • Interview with performance artist Julie Laffin Interview with performance artist Julie Laffin
    Moving Beyond MCS, a blog about recovering from environmental illness, has published an interview with performance artist Julie Laffin that explores how her work has evolved due to her illness.
  • (dis)abling conditions: curated by Julie Laffin (dis)abling conditions: curated by Julie Laffin
    Julie Laffin will be "Skyped" in to this year's disability-themed Site Unseen show in Chicago to help spread awareness on environmental illness. The show is presented by The Chicago Department of Cultural Affairs.
  • MCS Art MCS Art
    A selection of museum-quality works reflecting the experience of life with environmental illness.
  • She Speaks in Metaphors (I Understand) She Speaks in Metaphors (I Understand)
    My doctor (one of them) says my entire left side is jammed. It's like shrink-wrapped plastic wrap, tight and brittle but it should be like one large, flowing, unified teardrop. It should have coherence and flexibility and it should breathe.
  • Julie and her environment: Julie and her environment:
    "...the woman in the pictures was her friend and collaborator, Clover Morell;...she could not go because of her illness. What illness could keep someone out of the Czech Republic, I wondered?"