Floor Three, Susan and John Hess Family Theater
For the 2016 Day With(out) Art, the Whitney is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for a special screening of COMPULSIVE PRACTICE: a video compilation of compulsive, daily, and habitual practices by nine artists and activists who live with their cameras and have been deeply affected by HIV/AIDS.
From video diaries to civil disobedience, holiday specials and backstage antics, Betamax to Youtube, COMPULSIVE PRACTICE displays a diversity of artistic approaches, experiences, and expectations. The compulsive video practices of these artists serve many purposes—cure, treatment, outlet, lament, documentation, communication—and have many tones—obsessive, driven, poetic, neurotic, celebratory. COMPULSIVE PRACTICE will demonstrate the place of technology, self-expression, critique, and community in the many decades and the many experiences of artists and activists living with AIDS. Featuring videos by: Luna Luis Ortiz, Juanita Muhammed, Mark S. King, Southern AIDS Living Quilt, Ray Navarro, Nelson Sullivan, James Wentzy, Carol Leigh aka Scarlot Harlot, and Justin B. Terry-Smith.
Free with Museum admission.
The Susan and John Hess Family Theater is equipped with an induction loop and infrared assistive listening system. Accessible seating is available.
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