HIV Film and Panel Evening

A person of color wearing a white head scarf with colorful ribbons, and a black shirt. Their eyes are closed and they are holding their hands up around their face. Three pills decorate a yellow frame around the image. Text: Day With(out) Art. Everyone I Know is Sick. 2023.
Hiura Fernandes and Lili Nascimento, Aquela criança com AID$ (That Child with AID$), 2023.
Commissioned by Visual AIDS for Everyone I Know Is Sick


Day With(out) Art 2023: Everyone I Know Is Sick

The National Deaf Life Museum is proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2023 by presenting Everyone I Know Is Sick, a program of five videos generating connections between HIV and other forms of illness and disability.

The program features newly commissioned work by Dorothy Cheung (Hong Kong), Hiura Fernandes & Lili Nascimento (Brazil), Beau Gomez (Canada/Philippines), Dolissa Medina & Ananias P. Soria (USA), and Kurt Weston (USA).

Inspired by a statement from Cyrée Jarelle Johnson in the book Black Futures, Everyone I Know Is Sick examines how our society excludes disabled and sick people by upholding a false dichotomy of health and sickness. Inviting us to understand disability as a common experience rather than an exception to the norm, the program highlights a range of experiences spanning HIV, COVID, mental health, and aging. The commissioned artists foreground the knowledge and expertise of disabled and sick people in a world still grappling with multiple ongoing pandemics.

The evening will also include a panel of deaf individuals who are living with HIV/AIDS, and the opportunity to create individual squares that will become a panel added to the National AIDS Memorial Quilt. The panelists will be announced prior to the event.

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.

December 7, 2023

5:00 pm - 7:30 pm

SAC Multi-Purpose Room

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National Deaf Life Museum

Chapel Hall

(202) 250-2235

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