The AIDS Chronicles at the Institute of Cultural Inquiry
Join us for just an hour or for a whole day of collating, reading and painting, as we work on our long-standing project, the AIDS Chronicles, in commemoration of World AIDS Day.
Associates, members and ICI volunteers are invited to actively participate in this project by helping to prep and paint newspaper pages at the ICI. Supporters can also digitally paint pages via donation at www.culturalinquiry.org/painting_the_AIDSchronicles.html
The AIDS Chronicles is an historical and memorial document that records the day-to-day discourse on AIDS in the New York Times. The project utilizes a simple but powerful visual language to affect cultural awareness about a pandemic that has slipped from public consciousness. Each year, ICI Associates and volunteers from the community collect, study, and paint and entire year's worth of front pages of the New York Times. These pages are treated on both sides with 3 layers of acrylic paint, producing tangible, skin-like, blood-red sheets that leave visible only those images and captions or articles that mention AIDS and HIV.
A live Twitter feed, celebrating the lives of those lost to the AIDS pandemic and drawn from the ICI AIDS database, will run concurrently to this event at www.twitter.com/ForgetFoucault
Over the Last 20 years, the ICI has remained steadfast in its efforts to raise awareness for AIDS, and, we have orchestrated numerous projects in order to interrogate the visual culture surrounding the pandemic. This year's participatory event is a continuation of these efforts.
For more information about this event please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org