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Day With(out) Art 2020: TRANSMISSIONS

Queer Life Drawing is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2020 by presenting TRANSMISSIONS, a program of six new videos considering the impact of HIV and AIDS beyond the United States. The video program brings together artists working across the world: Jorge Bordello (Mexico), Gevi Dimitrakopoulou (Greece), Las Indetectables (Chile), George Stanley Nsamba (Uganda), Lucía Egaña Rojas (Chile/Spain), and Charan Singh (India/UK).

The program does not intend to give a comprehensive account of the global AIDS epidemic, but provides a platform for a diversity of voices from beyond the United States, offering insight into the divergent and overlapping experiences of people living with HIV around the world today. The six commissioned videos cover a broad range of subjects, such as the erasure of women living with HIV in South America, ineffective Western public health campaigns in India, and the realities of stigma and disclosure for young people in Uganda. 

As the world continues to adapt to living with a new virus, COVID-19, these videos offer an opportunity to reflect on the resonances and differences between the two epidemics and their uneven distribution across geography, race, and gender.

Queer Life Drawing will present a screening of TRANSMISSIONS at 7pm on the 2nd of December. After the screening a conversation will be facilitated, followed by queer life drawing. If you would like to attend the premiere screening event and Q&A with the artists involved please follow the information below:

TRANSMISSIONS will premiere on November 30 at 6pm EST as part of a special online screening event hosted by Visual AIDS and supported by [institution name]. A live Q&A with the commissioned artists will follow the screening. Please RSVP here to receive updates about this event. 

Beginning December 1, the video program will be available to view online at visualaids.org/transmissions.

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

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Queer Life Drawing & Conversations is run by artist, Miles Coote with a FREE event for participants to draw, pose and think about QUEER bod(ies) in relation to nudity on the internet.

There is a session every Tuesday night and participants that attend the events are encouraged to share, discuss and sell their drawings through this social network and online gallery.

All profits are shared between life models, artwork creators and the host in order to continue the events. You can support the social aims of the project by purchasing artwork through the gallery, joining in the conversation and attending the events. I am also grateful for donations as currently this project is not funded.