Visual AIDS Day With(out) Art Film Screening: Everyone I Know Is Sick
Friday 1st December 2023, 12pm
Buchanan Lecture Theatre, Union Street, St Andrews (KY16 9PQ)
St Andrews Centre for Contemporary Art and the Centre for Screen Cultures is pleased to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023 to present Everyone I Know is Sick, a programme of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability.
The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA).
Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.
The screening will be followed by a conversation with Dr Nat Raha (Glasgow School of Art) and artist Sasha Saben Callaghan on the themes presented by the film programme.
Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilises art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
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