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ALTERNATE ENDINGS Celebrating the 25th Anniversary of Day With(out) Art

  • The Studio Museum in Harlem 144 W 125th St New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

In collaboration with Columbia University School of the Arts and Visual AIDS, we are thrilled to host the uptown screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, a new video program celebrating the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art, featuring provocative work about the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic. For this special presentation, Visual AIDS worked with filmmaker Tom Kalin to commission seven artists/collectives—Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Hi Tiger, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino. ALTERNATE ENDINGS highlights the diverse voices of seven artists/collectives that use video to bring together charged moments and memories from their personal perspective amidst the public history of HIV/AIDS. The short videos in ALTERNATE ENDINGS use a mix of found footage, live performance, still photos and robotic cameras to weave together connections between personal stories and public memories. They share tales of love and breakups, sing songs of defiance, celebrate action, and remember those whom we have lost. Through these diverse stories we are invited to reflect upon our complex past as we envision divergent narratives and possibilities for the future, because AIDS IS NOT OVER.