On December 1, World AIDS Day, BRIC is proud to present a screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS on the BRIC House Stoop from 5-6PM. This year's video compilation highlights the impact of art in HIV/AIDS activism and advocacy today by commissioning compelling short videos from six inspiring community organizations and collectives—ACT UP NY, Positive Women’s Network, Sero Project, The SPOT, Tacoma Action Collective, and VOCAL NY. The program represents a wide range of organizational strategies, from direct action to grassroots service providers to nation-wide movement building, while considering the role of creative practices in activist responses to the ongoing AIDS crisis.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS reflects the persisting urgencies of today’s HIV/AIDS epidemic by pointing to pressing and intersecting political concerns, including HIV criminalization, Big Pharma, access to healthcare, and the disproportionate effects of HIV/AIDS on marginalized communities. At a moment of growing interest in the histories of AIDS activism, ALTERNATE ENDINGS, ACTIVIST RISINGS foregrounds contemporary engagements between activists, artists, and cultural workers on the front lines.
Additional information, artist/curator bios, and updates on our planned 2018 Day With(out) programming can be found here.
Visual AIDS (a non-profit committed to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through the production and presentation of visual art projects) organized the first Day With(out) Art on December 1, 1989 -- a national day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis.
The Stoop at BRIC House is a public cultural gathering space featuring free, drop-in programming, and offering a place to sit, observe, and participate in multi-disciplinary work.