Visual AIDS

  • video November 30, 2016

    COMPULSIVE PRACTICE by Visual AIDS

    2016, 1:04:34

    For the 2016 Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS presents COMPULSIVE PRACTICE, a video compilation by nine artists and activists who live with their cameras as one way to manage, reflect upon, and change how they are deeply affected by HIV/AIDS.

    From video diaries to civil disobedience, holiday specials and backstage antics, Betamax to YouTube, COMPULSIVE PRACTICE displays a diversity of artistic approaches, experiences, and expectations. The compulsive video practices of these artists serve many purposes—outlet, lament, documentation, communication, empowerment, healing—and have many tones: obsessive,

  • video December 01, 2015

    RADIANT PRESENCE (2015) by Visual AIDS

    2015

    For the twenty-sixth annual Day With(out) Art—held on World AIDS Day, December 1, 2015—Visual AIDS collaborated with nine artists, activists and curators—Bill Arning, Ian Alteveer, Chris Vargas, Rae Lewis-Thornton, Mark S. King, Allen Frame, Maria Mejia, Jack Mackenroth, and Kimberly Drew—to present RADIANT PRESENCE.

    The work is a digital slideshow with images from the Visual AIDS' Artist+ Registry, the largest database of works by artists with HIV/AIDS.

    Artists featured in the slideshow include: Stephen Andrews, AZT, Jurgen Baldiga, Bizzy Barefoot, Barton Lidice Beneš, Luis Carle, Walt Cessna,