Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine CHEAIRS, Cristóbal GUERRA, Danny KILBRIDE, Abdul-Aliy A. MUHAMMAD and Uriah BUSSEY, Beto PÉREZ, Steed TAYLOR, and J TRIANGULAR and the Women’s Video Support Project.
From histories of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV medication, ENDURING CARE centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits. The program’s title suggests a dual meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of care workers yet also addressing the potential for harm from medications and healthcare providers. ENDURING CARE disrupts the assumption that an epidemic can be solved with pharmaceuticals alone, recasting community work as a lasting form of medicine.
Presentation of C-LAB
Location：West i-Center, 1F
Katherine Cheairs, Voices at the Gate, 7:57
Voices at the Gate juxtaposes the bucolic landscapes inhabited by women’s prisons with archival and contemporary audio recordings of poems, essays, and interviews produced by women of color in the early 19990s at the intersection of incarceration and HIV & AIDS activism.
Cristóbal Guerra, Nobleza(s) de Sangre, 10:24
Two fragmented interviews with artists living with HIV in Puerto Rico mediate an audiovisual invocation of the late Boricua poet Manuel Ramos Otero who passed away from complications of the virus in 1990. Guerra sets out to translate work Manuel deemed untranslatable, investigating the ongoing passions that informed his work.
Danny Kilbride, The Mersey Model, 7:37
Danny Kilbride interviews Professor John Ashton, a public health official who helped institute the Mersey Model of Harm Reduction in Liverpool in 1986, the first government-funded needle exchange program in the UK.
Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, #Medstrike: Confronting the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
A chronicle of Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad’s 2017 medication strike against the Mazzoni Center, a LGBT health clinic in Philadelphia, and the direct action campaign by the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative that preceded it
Beto Pérez, In the Future, 7:00
In the Future tells the stories of people living with HIV in Mexico who have been unable to access treatment because of government corruption and widespread theft and looting of medication.
Steed Taylor, I Am... a Long-Term AIDS Survivor, 7:18
Through a chorus of voices, Steed Taylor explores the difficulties of being a long-term AIDS survivor and the unexpected health problems facing many senior survivors.
J Triangular and the Women's Video Support Project, 滴水希望 (Hope Drops), 8:18
A collaborative video project made with women living in Taiwan who use their cameras to process stress and stigma, and to share their experiences living with HIV.
Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.
Taiwan Contemporary Culture Lab臺灣當代文化實驗場
MoCA Taipei 台北當代藝術館
Taiwan AIDS Society 台灣愛滋病學會
Taoyuan General Hospital, Ministry of Health and Welfare, TYGH 衛生福利部桃園醫院
Department of Public Health, Taoyuan 桃園市政府衛生局
Whitney Museum of American Art
The LGBT Community Center
New York University
Center for Curatorial Studies, Bard College
Picker Art Gallery and LGBTQ+ Initiatives, Colgate University
Museum of Contemporary Art LA
Arts Research Center, UC Berkeley
ArtPower at UC San Diego
Real Art Ways
Sarasota Art Museum of Ringling College of Art and Design
World AIDS Museum and Educational Center
The Box Gallery
International Museum of Surgical Science
Krannert Art Museum at University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign
New Orleans Museum of Art
Newcomb Art Museum
Smith College Museum of Art
College for Creative Studies—Film Program
Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis
Asheville Art Museum
The Wexner Center for the Arts
Rosewood Arts Center
Institute of Contemporary Art, University of Pennsylvania
Allentown Art Museum
Artpace San Antonio
Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth
The Art Galleries at TCU
Utah Museum of Fine Arts, University of Utah
The Grand Cinema
Frye Art Museum
David Bethuel Jamieson Studio House and Archives at Walbridge
Chazen Museum of Art
Victoria Arts Council
Parque Cultural de Valparaiso
Corporación Municipal Cultural Museo de Bellas Artes de Valparaíso
Museum of Modern Art of Bogota – MAMBO
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito
AMOQA, Athens Museum Of Queer Arts
Centro Cultural de España en Guatemala
Galeria Miejska Arsenał
Museu d'Art Contemporani de Barcelona MACBA
La Casa Encendida
Newlyn Art Gallery and the Exchange
Golden Thread Gallery
（The full list of participants will be published on Visual AIDS）