Critical Writing Index


by John Greyson

The Independent, Mar. 1988, v. 11, no. 2, p. 30

John Greyson discusses the "media explosion" on the representational issue of homosexuality in relation to AIDS with independent queer video art responses at the American Film Institute. Showing a range of video genres from documentary to music videos, the 21 videos shown as part of Only Human ensured that the queer and ethnically diverse reaction to the historical trajectory of representing AIDS (first as "gay cancer" in 1981 to its "heterosexualization" in 1987) was given sufficient visibility.

ITEM 1988.109 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Sex, Drugs and AIDSODM Productions

AIDS: Changing the RulesAIDSFilms

AIDS in Your SchoolAaron Ranen

AIDS in Your SchoolCharlotte Beyers

AIDS: Questions and AnswersPaul Buchbinder

Black People Get AIDS TooCedric Pounds

Black People Get AIDS TooRobert Boudreaux

DannyStashu Kybartas

AIDS: A Bad Way to DieTaconic Video Team

I'm Still AliveMichael Aue