Critical Writing Index

Video and the Vth International Conference on AIDS: Accessibility or Abstraction?

by Ken Morrison

Video Guide, Fall 1989, v. 10, no. 48, pp. 14-15

Video plays an important role not only as a socio-cultural/socio-political communication tool, but as a tool for AIDS activism. During the Vth International Conference on AIDS, organizers sought to include an interdisciplinary approach in order to have a greater international presence, and address AIDS as a global epidemic. Morrison summarizes, "Although video as an aesthetic practice related to AIDS was not specifically discussed during the conference of SIDART; video, as mentioned, has been primordial in the cultural visualisation and verbalisation of AIDS."

ITEM 1989.124 – available for viewing in the Research Centre

Videos, Artworks and Artists Cited

Reframing AIDSPratibha Parmar

Andre BurkeA

Se Met KoPatricia Benoit

The Second EpidemicAlisa Lebow

The Second EpidemicAmber Hollibaugh

The ADS EpidemicJohn Greyson