May 20, 2023, 2PM–3PM

JJJJJerome Ellis on Long Take

Image credit: Cameron Kelly McCleod, courtesy ISSUE Project Room. 

Artist and proud stutterer, JJJJJerome Ellis, offers an improvised movement and musical piece in response to Carolyn Lazard: Long Take. The performance is an offering of gratitude to Carolyn for their work considering the aesthetic and material dimensions of dependency, care, and access.

This performance will include audio description, CART and ASL interpretation. If you have any questions about the program or additional requests, please contact Brittany Clottey at Rain location will be in our Tuttleman Auditorium.

This performance is presented in collaboration with I wanna be with you everywhere, a collective formed by Arika, Amalle Dublon, Jerron Herman, Carolyn Lazard, Park McArthur, Alice Sheppard and Constantina Zavitsanos. The organizers write:  “I wanna be with you everywhere is a gathering of, by, and for disabled artists and writers and anyone who wants to get with us for a series of crip meet-ups, performances, readings and other social spaces of surplus, abundance and joy. It refuses policies of individuation and inclusion in favor of (and in the flavor of) whatever disability aesthetics has in bodymind. We won’t know what this is ‘til it shows us, but we do know that disability communities don’t only make art about disability. 😉 (winky face emoticon).

We’re operating from the point of view of access intimacy. Access isn’t an individual’s need, but a common capacity shared between us all.”


Register to attend this performance in-person here.

View the program via ZOOM here.

Notes on Accessibility

ICA is committed to creating a welcoming environment for all visitors. We offer a variety of services to ensure our space and our programs are accessible to visitors with a wide-range of abilities and needs. 

Restrooms are located in the lobby just past the front desk. ICA’s bathrooms are all-gender and there is a wheel-chair accessible restroom available just past the water fountain in that walkway. 

The Terrace may be accessed using the steps in the lobby and/or the elevator to the right of the check-in desk in the lobby. When using the elevator to access the terrace, press 2R. The elevator doors will open on the opposite side of where you entered. You will then enter a passageway with some electrical appliances before exiting out unto the Mezzanine and passing through a glass doorway into the Terrace. Visitor Services attendants will be stationed throughout to help guide you and/or answer any questions that come up. 

For more notes on accessibility including accessible parking nearby visit our Accessibility landing page. To read about our health and safety measures visit our Visit page.

About the artist

JJJJJerome Ellis is an animal, artist, and proud stutterer. Through music, literature, performance, video, and photography he researches relationships among blackness, disabled speech, divinity, nature, sound, and time. Born in 1989 to Jamaican and Grenadian immigrants, he lives in Norfolk, Virginia, USA.


Programming at ICA is made possible in part by the Emily and Jerry Spiegel Fund to Support Contemporary Culture and Visual Arts and the Lise Spiegel Wilks and Jeffrey Wilks Family Foundation. Public and Student Engagement at ICA is supported by the Bernstein Public Engagement Fund, Suzanne Weiss Doft & Jacob W. Doft, Hilarie L. & Mitchell Morgan, and by Dana McDonald Strong & Mark W. Strong.