The Dallas Museum of Art is proud to join other institutions across the United States in the screening of ALTERNATE ENDINGS, a program of original short videos made in recognition of the 25th anniversary of Day With(out) Art, and featuring provocative work about the ongoing HIV/AIDS pandemic, focusing on the issues of today.
Visual AIDS (a nonprofit dedicated to HIV prevention and AIDS awareness through the production of visual art projects) organized the first Day With(out) Art in response to the AIDS crisis on December 1, 1989. To honor the 25th year of Day With(out) Art, Visual AIDS is working with filmmaker Tom Kalin to commission seven artists, including Rhys Ernst, Glen Fogel, Lyle Ashton Harris, Derek Jackson, Tom Kalin, My Barbarian, and Julie Tolentino, to create new short films to be screened internationally on or around December 1, 2014.
ALTERNATE ENDINGS highlights the diverse voices that bring together charged moments, memories, and personal perspectives amidst the public history of AIDS. These seven short videos intersect at a crossroads in which the artists position themselves during the present moment of HIV/AIDS cultural production: looking back at the historic past as they envision divergent narratives and possibilities for the future.