PIMA 7020G /FILM7032G : Artistic Process in Contemporary Community/Special Topics in Film History

Readings, Viewings, Resources

Course Readings:

• Archive Fever: Uses of the Document in Contemporary Art, Okwui Enwezor, 2008

• Speaking out From the Frontline: Queer AIDS Media Activism in the United States (1987-1996), Axelle Demus

• Introduction to Archive Everything: Mapping the Everyday, Gabriella Giannachi

• Archive Everything:Mapping the Everyday, Gabriella Gianacchi (whole text, proxy server, login needed)​​​​​​​

• AIDS TV, Chapter 6, Alexandra Juhasz

• Tenderness in the Face of (the magnetic) Crisis, Rachel Mattson

"Interview: Paulo Friere: Discussing Dialogue," from Tom Finkelpearl, Dialogues in Public Art

"Interview: Mierle Laderman Ukeles on Maintenance and Sanitation Art," from Tom Finkelpearl, Dialogues in Public Art

"Two Efforts in Public Health" from Tom Finkelpearl, Dialogues in Public Art

Other readings and resources:

• ARL-code-of-best-practices-fair-use

• The Alexandra Juhasz VHS Collection

• Previous Course Site: VHS Archive, on Omeka

• VHS Archives Working Group, The Center for Humanities, CUNY GC

• Compulsive Practice, for Day With(out) Art 2017, curated by Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz, and Hugh Ryan

Course write-ups and reflections:

• "Re-energizing VHS Collections, Expanding Knowledge: A Conversation about VHS Archives,"  KULA, Journal for the Knowledge, Creation, Dissemination, and Preservation Studies, Alexandra Juhasz and Jenn McCoy

• VHS Archives, Committed Media Praxis and Queer Cinema, draft, Alexandra Juhasz,



Community Partners:

• VOCAL NY: Voices Of Community Activists & Leaders (VOCAL-NY) is a statewide grassroots membership organization building power among low-income people affected by HIV/AIDS, the drug war and mass incarceration, along with the organizations that serve us, to create healthy and just communities. We accomplish this through community organizing, leadership development, public education, participatory research and direct action. http://www.vocal-ny.org

• VISUAL AIDS: Visual AIDS utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. https://www.visualaids.org