Video Remains

Posted by | Conversations at the Edge | Posted on | December 1, 2005

Thursday, December 1, 6pm

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Alex Juhasz in person!

In observance of World AIDS Day we’re glad to welcome documentarian Alex Juhasz with her recently completed video about the intersection between AIDS, the deterioration of video documentation and the complicated nature of collective and individual memory. Like much of Juhasz’s work, this tape is part homage, part criticism, part activism. In 1993, Juhasz shot an interview with her best friend Jim as he tried to recount his life as he was dying. In 2004, she re-worked this haunted video, playing it in real-time but letting bleed in a host of present day interviewees (including FVNM faculty-member Gregg Bordowitz) who also reflect upon AIDS, death, activism, and video. What remains is a woman’s contemplative, loving memorial to one gay man lost to AIDS that also marks what changes and lasts after death, across time, and because of videotape (KJ Mohr). 2005, Alex Juhasz, USA, 54 min, video.

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