Record Time – Visual AIDS moving image program at Anthology Film Archives, New York

Record Time is a moving image program curated by
Carmel Curtis and Leeroy Kun Young Kang for Visual AIDS at Anthology Film Archives, New York, this Thursday 8th August at 7:30pm.

The program features work spanning from 1989–2015 by Gregg Bordowitz and Jean Carlomusto, Colin Campbell, Nguyen Tan Hoang, Hayat Hyatt, Tran T. Kim-Trang, Barbara Hammer, and Jim Hubbard.

Framing “record” as both subject and action, the works question the function and expectations of a document in the context of HIV/AIDS. The artists included in this program challenge the way in which documents are commonly upheld as sources of objective meaning or authenticity by employing different methods of strategy. Through the use of hybrid elements of documentary, homage, found/appropriated footage, educational media, and performance, these seven film and video pieces extend the parameters of genres that are often found in HIV/AIDS media by centring empirical and sensorial evidence, both real and imagined.

From dramatised testimonies of women living with AIDS in Colin Campbell’s anomalous film, Skin (1990), to more contemporary works reflecting on the long-term effects of HIV/AIDS such as Hayat Hyatt’s kaleidoscopic Villanelle (2015), and the visceral experiments addressing visibility, illness, and sexual fantasy in Tran T. Kim-Trang’s Kore (1994, part of her “Blindness Series”), the selections offer alternate ways of looking at and sensing what a record records.

Record Time is presented in conjunction with Visual AIDS’ summer exhibition Altered After, curated by Conrad Ventur at Participant, Inc. Altered After will be on view until 7pm on Thursday 8th August.

Still courtesy of ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries.

Gregg Bordowitz and Jean Carlomusto for Gay Men’s Health Crisis
Something Fierce (1993)
Video, 3:30 min

Still courtesy of V Tap

Colin Campbell
Skin (1990)
16mm, 18 min

Still courtesy of the artist

Nguyen Tan Hoang
K.I.P. (2002)
Video, 4 min

Still courtesy of the artist.

Hayat Hyatt
Villanelle (2015)
Video, 15:30 min

Still courtesy of Video Data Bank.

Tran T. Kim-Trang
Kore (1994)
Video, 17 min

Still courtesy of Electronic Arts Intermix (EAI), New York

Barbara Hammer
Vital Signs (1991)
16mm film, 10 min

Still courtesy of the artist.

Jim Hubbard
The Dance (1992)
16mm, 8 min

The details: Record Time at Anthology Film Archives, New York, this Thursday 8th August at 7:30pm. Free. Visit the Anthology Film Archives website or Visual AIDS website for more details.

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