One Day I Will Feel My Power
Wednesday 12 April, 6.30pm (online)

One Day I Will Feel My Power is an event held by the ICA and streamed online by Wysing Arts Centre, as part of Things I Have Learned The Hard Way: a multi-site celebration of the life and work of Lizzy Rose (1988 – 2022) taking place from Fri 31 March – Sun 23 April 2023.

View the online stream here.

For One Day I Will Feel My Power, two of Lizzy’s video works My Heart Will Go On and Sick, blue sea will be screened alongside video works and readings from Leah Clements, RA Walden, Abi Palmer, Benedict Drew, Alice Hattrick, and Carolyn Lazard: artists who are friends and peers of Lizzy’s, many of whom formed her crip artist community. Themes of chronic illness, neurodivergence and disability recur across the work shown, nestled in a wider context of experimentation with aesthetics, form, and humour that Lizzy’s work is part of.

The event is curated by Leah Clements who was in residence with Lizzy at Wysing Arts Centre in 2018, which led to Access Docs For Artists: an online resource to help disabled art workers make and use ‘Access Docs’ – documents that outline a person’s access needs. In the lead-up to the Wysing residency, Clements also worked with Lizzy and Alice on the event On Cripping, and this event will be hosted by these two organisations to continue their relationship with Lizzy’s work.


Audiences are invited to access the event by attending in person at the ICA Cinema, or online, via Wysing Broadcasts. The event will be BSL interpreted and it will be available to view online, via Wysing Broadcasts for 3 months after the event.

Leah Clements will also give a live reading of Lizzy’s text ‘Exposing Trauma: The Post-Surgery Selfie’, published in the book Fifty reflections on women, power and identity in 2022.

Abi Palmer Invents the Weather is part of The Artangel Collection, an initiative to bring outstanding film and video works, commissioned and produced by Artangel, to galleries and museums across the UK. The Artangel Collection has been developed in partnership with Tate, is generously supported by the Esmée Fairbairn Foundation and The Foyle Foundation and uses public funding from Arts Council England.

Access Information

This event will be captioned and BSL interpreted. Please get in touch with us to let us know if there is something you need to be able to participate in this event, by emailing John Eng Kiet Bloomfield at john.bloomfield@wysingartscentre.org

R A Walden is an artist whose work questions contemporary western society’s relationship with care, tenderness and fragility in relation to our bodies, our communities and our failing ecosystems. They explore this through lenses of crip theory, queer theory, sci-fi, speculative fiction and disobedient archives. Walden is interested in our ability and failure to navigate physicality, interdependency and vulnerability both communally and individually. Their practice spans text, sculpture, printed matter, performance and video, all of which is undertaken with a socially engaged and research-led working methodology. They have shown work nationally and internationally including at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, Museum of Contemporary Art Antwerp, Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe Hamburg and National Gallery of Australia. Their upcoming solo exhibition at Storm King will open in New York in 2023.

Leah Clements is an artist from and based in East London whose practice spans film, photography, performance, writing, installation and other media. Her work is concerned with the relationship between psychological, emotional, and physical states, often through personal accounts of unusual or hard-to-articulate experiences. Her practice also focuses on sickness/cripness/disability in art, in critical and practical ways. Recent projects include her solo shows INSOMNIA at South Kiosk (2022–23), and The Siren of the Deep at Eastside Projects (2021), and artist-in-residence at Serpentine Galleries (2020–21). Upcoming projects include a solo show at PEER and artwork commissioned by Bethlem for a new hospital. She has been in residence and exhibited nationally and internationally, including a screening in Piccadilly Circus and other public squares in Melbourne, Seoul and Berlin presented by CIRCA & Dazed, and exhibitions and residencies at: Haus N Athen, Athens; Eastside Projects, Birmingham; Serpentine Galleries, London; Somerset House Studios, London; The Artists’ Association Gallery, Vilnius; Rupert, Vilnius; La Casa Encendida, Madrid; Science Gallery London; Baltic39, Newcastle; the ICA, London; Wellcome Collection, London; National Gallery of Art, Vilnius; Matèria, Palermo; Vermilion Sands, Copenhagen; Space, London; Jupiter Woods, London; Chisenhale Gallery, London; and Vitrine, London. In March 2019 Leah launched Access Docs for Artists: an online resource made in collaboration with Lizzy Rose and Alice Hattrick to help disabled artists create and use access documents.


Abi Palmer is an artist, writer and filmmaker exploring the relationship between linguistic and physical communication. Key work includes Crip Casino – an interactive gambling arcade parodying the wellness industry and institutionalised spaces, shown at Tate Modern, Somerset House and Wellcome Collection (2018–20) – and Sanatorium – a fragmented memoir that jumps between a luxury thermal pool and a blue inflatable bathtub (Penned in the Margins, 2020). Personal essays and articles have been published by The Guardian, Vice and Wellcome Collection Stories.  In 2016 she won a Saboteur Award for her multisensory poetry installation Alchemy. In 2020 she was awarded an Artangel Thinking Time award to address the pandemic. She was awarded a Paul Hamlyn Award For Artists in 2021.

Benedict Drew is an artist and musician who works across video, sculpture, drawing, painting, and music. He creates large-scale installations, often concerned with ecstatic responses to socio-political anxiety. Solo exhibitions include The Trickle-Down Syndrome at Whitechapel Gallery, London; KAPUT at QUAD, Derby; Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool; and THE ANTI ECSTATIC MACHINES and Heads May Roll at Matt’s Gallery, London. Drew’s work has been exhibited internationally including at: Adelaide Festival, Australia; Lofoten International Arts Festival, Norway; and in Hayward Touring exhibitions British Art Show 8 and Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness. He has been commissioned to create videoworks for public spaces including Art on the Underground, London and Focal Point Gallery, Southend-on-Sea. Drew was a producer at the cultural charity London Musicians Collective, has released several records on labels including Mana Records and Kaleidoscope, and launched his own label, Thanet Tape Centre, in May 2020 and regularly makes work for radio.

Alice Hattrick is a writer based in London. Their recent work has been included in HEALTH: Documents of Contemporary Art, edited by Bárbara Rodríguez Muñoz (Whitechapel/MIT, 2020) and Mine Searching Yours (Forma, 2020). Their essays, interviews and criticism have been published by The White Review, Frieze, Art Review and Rhizome among other publications, and included in events at institutions such as the ICA (On Cripping), Raven Row (Sick Time is Resist Time), the Barbican (New Suns Festival) and the Goldsmiths Centre of Feminist Research. Alice is also the co-producer of Access Docs for Artists, a resource for disabled and/or chronically ill artists, curators and writers, made in collaboration with artists Leah Clements and Lizzy Rose, for which they were named on The Innovator’s List for 2020 (Artnet Intelligence Report). Alice studied at the Royal College of Art and the Courtauld Institute of Art, and teaches criticism at the London College of Fashion. Alice’s non-fiction book on chronic illness, intimacy and mother-daughter relationships, Ill Feelings, was published by Fitzcarraldo Editions in August 2021.

Carolyn Lazard is an artist and writer based in the US whose work depicts the experience of autoimmunity in film, visual art and composition. Working across disciplines and mediums, Lazard explores the political and aesthetic dimensions of care and dependency. Their practice centres disability as a site of abundance and collectivity, questioning dominant ways of art-making and working that value efficiency and ability over life itself. They work across video, sound, sculpture and performance. Lazard has participated in exhibitions at several institutions including the Walker Art Center, KW Institute for Contemporary Art, MIT List Visual Arts Center, Palais de Tokyo, Museum für Moderne Kunst, and the New Museum. Lazard was included in the 2019 Whitney Biennial and is a recipient of the 2021 United States Artist Fellowship. Their writing has been published in the Brooklyn Rail, Mousse Magazine, and Triple Canopy. In 2019, Lazard published Accessibility in the Arts: A Promise and a Practice, an open-source accessibility guide for small-scale arts organisations.