Critical Writing Index

Reviews: AIDS Activism Critiqued

by Cynthia Chris

Afterimage, Feb. 1993, v. 20, no. 7, pp. 12-13

This article discusses AIDS activism and the massive response of critical analysis and documentation that the crisis has engendered. Discussing the publications: A Leap in the Dark and Public Art Issues, Chris accumulates a geneology of AIDS education- Government agencies vs independents and artists. The two texts "collect important perspectives by documenting work and attempting to enhance its impact through critical inquiry", compiling theory, artistic and educational works in the 'form of activism'.

ITEM 1993.145 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

A Leap in the Dark: AIDS, Art amd Contemporary CulturesAllen Klusacek and Ken Morrison

Public Art IssuesJames M. Clark et al

What's Love Got to Do With It: General Idea's AIDS ProjectNancy Princenthal

LOVERobert Indiana

Not in Your Local Listings: AIDS Videos and Their Public(s)Peter McKnight Bowen

Stop the ChurchRobert Hilferty

Designing Safer Sex: Pornography as VernacularCindy Patton

Still SearchingJohn Greyson

The Pink PimpernelJohn Greyson

BlowjobAndy Warhol

Un Chat d'AmourJean Genet

Yell When It Starts!!Ralf Konig

Forty Seconds of AIDSHerbert Daniel

Do It! Safer Sex Porn for Girls and Boys Comes of AgeJean Carlomusto and Gregg Bordowitz

Gay TVSpeck Weiland

They Are Lost to Vision AltogetherTom Kalin