Video Screening: Everyone I Know Is Sick

By Editorial Team on November 27, 2023

Fri, December 1 2023 — Fri, December 1 2023

David Bethuel Jamieson, Mermaid, 1987 on view
Sceening: Friday, December 1 at 6pm

David Bethuel Jamieson Studio House at Walbridge is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023 by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability, on World AIDS Day, 12/1/2023 from 6-9pm.

The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA).

Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.

Postscreening discussion facilitated by Peter Stebbins with American University’s Humanities Truck, Mount Pleasant Villagers, and a featured local queer community history project from Tee Minter, Unraveling the Mystery of Kilbourne Place Memorial Stones.

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.

For more information email studiohouse.walbridge@gmail.com.

David Bethuel Jamieson Studio House at Walbridge is located at 3229 Walbridge Place, NW in Mount Pleasant.