Past Film/Video | Contemporary Screen

Day With(out) Art 2021: ENDURING CARE

A selection of six stills from the Day Without Art film program

The Wexner Center is proud to partner with Visual AIDS and Ohio State’s Cinéseries group in presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic.

Screening on the 32nd-annual Day With(out) Art, the program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, and J Triangular and the Women’s Video Support Project.

From histories of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV medication, ENDURING CARE centers stories of collective support, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and nonprofits. The program’s title suggests a dual meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of care workers yet also addressing the potential for harm from medications and healthcare providers. ENDURING CARE disrupts the assumption that an epidemic can be solved with pharmaceuticals alone, recasting community work as a lasting form of medicine. (approx. 60 mins., DCP)

The Wex is excited to partner with the graduate student organization Cinéseries for this year’s presentation of Day With(out) Art. Please join us after the screening for an informal discussion of the program, open to all audience members.

Program lineup

Voices at the Gate
(Katherine Cheairs, 2021, 7:75 mins.)

Voices at the Gate juxtaposes the bucolic landscapes inhabited by women’s prisons with archival and contemporary audio recordings of poems, essays, and interviews produced by women of color in the early 1990s at the intersection of incarceration and HIV and AIDS activism.

Nobleza(s) de sangre
(Cristóbal Guerra, 2021, 10:24 mins.)

Two fragmented interviews with artists living with HIV in Puerto Rico mediate an audiovisual invocation of the late Boricua poet Manuel Ramos Otero, who passed away from complications of the virus in 1990. Guerra sets out to translate work Manuel deemed untranslatable, investigating the ongoing passions that informed his work.

The Mersey Model
(Danny Kilbride, 2021, 7:37 mins.)

Danny Kilbride interviews Professor John Ashton, a public health official who helped institute the Mersey Harm Reduction Model in Liverpool in 1986, the first government-funded needle exchange program in the UK.

#Medstrike: Confronting the Non-Profit Industrial Complex
(Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, 2021, runtime to come)

A chronicle of Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad’s 2017 medication strike against the Mazzoni Center, a LGBT health clinic in Philadelphia, and the direct-action campaign by the Black and Brown Workers Cooperative that preceded it.

In the Future
(Beto Pérez, 2021, 7 mins.)

In the Future tells the stories of people living with HIV in Mexico who have been unable to access treatment because of government corruption and widespread theft and looting of medication.

I Am a Long-Term AIDS Survivor
(Steed Taylor, 2021, 7:18 mins.)

Through a chorus of voices, Steed Taylor explores the difficulties of being a long-term AIDS survivor and the unexpected health problems facing many senior survivors.

滴水希望 (Hope Drops)
(J Triangular and the Women's Video Support Project, 2021, 8:18 mins.)

A collaborative video project made with women living in Taiwan who use their cameras to process stress and stigma and to share their experiences living with HIV.

A chain link fence in front of a blue sky

Katherine Cheairs, Voices at the Gate, 2021. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS.

Logo image for Day Without Art. White text reading Day Without Art Enduring Care 2021 over an image of dark skies

Day With(out) Art 2021: ENDURING CARE

A close-up of part of a person's face, with the focus on a pair of eyes

Cristóbal Guerra, Nobleza(s) de Sangre, 2021. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS.

A man in a jacket stands in front of a brick building.

Danny Kilbride, The Mersey Model, 2021. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS.

An image of an Instagram by user name Abdul-Aliy, the photo features a hand holding a bottle of pills next to a small dishes that holds three pills

Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, #Medstrike: Confronting the Non-Profit Industrial Complex, 2021. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS.

An collage of several pills overlaid on an image of the ocean and a sky at dusk

Beto Pérez, In the Future, 2021. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS.

A person wearing dark glasses and a goatee sits in front of a gray wall. They wear a button down shirt, the top button is undonw

Steed Taylor, I Am a Long-Term AIDS Survivor, 2021. Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021. Still courtesy of Visual AIDS.

Visual AIDS is a New York–based nonprofit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.

Cinéseries is a student-led, monthly screening series presented in collaboration with the Wexner Center that aims to offer a space for students and the community to engage with film and expanded cinema from a wide range of makers and artists.

Cardinal Health
Kaufman Development

Rohauer Collection Foundation

The Wexner Family
Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Columbus Foundation
Ohio Arts Council
American Electric Power Foundation
Adam Flatto
Mary and C. Robert Kidder
Bill and Sheila Lambert
L Brands Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Nationwide Foundation
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease
Arlene and Michael Weiss

Carol and David Aronowitz
Michael and Paige Crane
Pete Scantland
Axium Packaging
Bocchi Laboratories
Fenwick & West LLP
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
M/I Homes
Voyant Beauty
Lisa Barton
Regina Miracle International Ltd.
Washington Prime Group
Alene Candles
Fuel Transport
Russell and Joyce Gertmenian
Liza Kessler and Greg Henchel
Matrix Psychological Services
Paramount Group, Inc.
Ron and Ann Pizzuti
Joyce and Chuck Shenk
Bruce and Joy Soll
Clark and Sandra Swanson
Business Furniture Installations
E.C. Provini Co, Inc.
Garlock Printing & Converting
Jones Day
New England Development
Our Country Home
Performance Team
Premier Candle Corporation
Steiner + Associates
Textile Printing
Andrew and Amanda Wise


Past Film/Video

Day With(out) Art 2021: ENDURING CARE