The Radical Visibility Collective, led by Sky Cubacub of Rebirth Garments , Compton Q, and Jake Vogds, is designing an immersive and accessible fashion performance. Their vision for queer disabled futurism will manifest in live performers wearing a entirely new second collection of winter wear, all moving to an original, multi-collaborative sophomore album that invites folx with visual impairments to the show. All of the lyrics will be audio descriptions that talk about what the models are wearing, their dance moves and the models’ identities described in the model’s own words.
In Spring 2018, the collective worked together on their first collection in a month-long residency with the Evanston Art Center. They debuted their first collection at the Chicago History Museum in March alongside other talented queer designers with incredible success, noted by Paper Magazine to be “a pioneering, wholly inclusive and immerse fashion experience.” The performance welcomed a little over 300 people to the bright colors, exuberant fabrics, and innovative designs that encapsulate radical visibility.
to read the Paper Magazine article go to this link!-
If you miss the show, do not worry!- To document the show, we will create both a music video and a zine. The music video will encapsulate the space and performance with closed captioning, and the zine will show photographs and lyrics collaged together with an accompanying CD of music to provide audio descriptions, so people can continue to experience our vision for radical visibility.
Sky Heyn Cubacub
Vogds (Music Director)
C’est Kevvie (featured on music)
Miss Alexis La’Shay Smith
Kennedy Dawson Healy
JuJu Minxxx (featured on music)
Lead Assistant Garment Fabricator- Calla Kazam
Makeup- Lindsey Whittle
Photos by Sandra AKA Colectivo Multipolar
Videography by Ash Smash of @TotallyQAF (on instagram)
Also featuring a Ready to Wear collection by RVC for sale throughout the night- these will also be featured on local models
Thanks to the Propeller Fund, Without their support we wouldn’t have been able to make this happen!
Wheelchair Accessible (including Bathrooms)
Please be scent free.
There will be a chill zone
No strobe lights or fog
Gender Neutral Bathrooms
Free!- but feel free to donate!