Critical Writing Index

We Are All Living With AIDS

by Catherine Saalfield

In this exhibition catalog/manifesto, Catherine Saalfield discusses that ways that the Muu Media Festival, titled We Are All Living With AIDS, attempts to use media aggressively to reach the “general public,” a much more diverse audience than mainstream media considers it. The festival features 28 directors, using formats from the music video to the documentary, and aiming their work at demographics spanning social divides such as race, class, and sexual orientation. Saalfield’s goal is to bring AIDS education and the empowerment to put it to use to all of the diverse public.

ITEM 1992.087 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

This is a CondomDirect Effect

Bolo! Bolo!Gita Saxena, Ian Rashid

DHPG Mon AmourCarl Michael George

Current FlowJean Carlomusto, Gregg Bordowitz

UntiteledJohn Sanborn, Mary Perillo

Fighting ChanceRichard Fung

They Are Lost To Vision All TogetherTom Kalin

GANG Public Service AnnouncementGANG Collective

Her GiveawayMona Smith

This Is Not An AIDS AdvertismentIsaac Julien

Safe Sex SlutCarol Leigh

IdentitiesNino Rodriquez

Target City HallDIVA TV collective

Gots To Be A DragDavid Bronstein

We Interrupt This ProgramCharles Atlas

This Is A Dental DamSuzanne Wright, DIVA TV

Fear Of DisclosurePhil Zwickler, David Wojnarowicz

Steam CleanRichard Fung

Keep Your Laws Off My BodyCatherine Saalfield, Zoe Leonard

Kissing Doesn't KillGran Fury collective

Tongues UntiedMarlon Riggs

The Ads EpidemicJohn Greyson

(In)visible WomenMarina Alvarez, Ellen Spiro