Julie Tolentino and Abigail Severance, evidence, 2014

In evidence, Julie Tolentino’s naked body moves backward on her hands and knees, balancing a cluster of Asian medicine cups, while her self-made sound piece initiates the video with a queer list of loved ones living and lost.

The work was commissioned by Visual AIDS as part of “Alternate Endings,” a video program launching December 1, 2014, to celebrate the twenty-fifth anniversary of Day With(out) Art—a national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.