Fast Trip, Long Drop
Directed by Gregg Bordowitz
(1994) 54min, BetaSP
Doctors, Liars and Women
Directed by Jean Carlomusto and Maria Maggenti
(1988), 24 min, BetaSP
East River Park
Directed by Zoe Leonard and Nancy Brooks
(1991) 4min, DVD
“I want to challenge artists to deal with AIDS in whatever
form they want—but to do it in a way that reveals what their stake
is, to do it in a way that doesn’t pose as objectivism, that
doesn’t pose as removed for any academic reasons of aestheticism.
To honestly deal with what is at stake for them in the AIDS
A collection of shorts by artists associated with ACT UP (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power), including Jean Carlomusto & Maria Maggenti’s documentation of the first AIDS demonstration focused on women, Zoe Leonard’s somber exploration of the graffiti at a popular cruising spot, and Gregg Bordowitz’s essay film about his identity as both an AIDS activist and a person living with the disease.