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Day With(out) Art: COMPULSIVE PRACTICE Image

​ Filmmaker and COMPULSIVE PRACTICE co-curator Jean Carlomusto in her video archives preparing for Day With(out) Art 2016.



​December 1 is World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art, an international day of action and mourning founded by Visual AIDS in 1989 in response to the AIDS crisis. For the 2016 iteration, Visual AIDS presents COMPULSIVE PRACTICE, an hour-long video program of work by nine artists and activists who live with their cameras as one way to manage, reflect upon, and change how they are affected by HIV/AIDS. Jih-Fei Cheng, assistant professor in the Department of Feminist, Gender, and Sexuality Studies at Scripps College, introduces the film. This screening is copresented at MOCA with ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives at the USC Libraries.

COMPULSIVE PRACTICE is curated by Jean Carlomusto, Alexandra Juhasz, and Hugh Ryan. Participating video makers and artists include James WentzyNelson Sullivan (1948-1989), Ray Navarro (1964-1990), Carol Leigh aka Scarlot HarlotJuanita MohammedLuna Luis OrtizMark S. KingJustin B. Terry-Smith, and the Southern AIDS Living Quilt.

Priority tickets are available to MOCA members one hour before the program at the MOCA Box Office. Fifteen minutes before the program begins tickets will be released to non-members. One ticket per person on a first come, first served basis. Early arrival is recommended.

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