Day With(out) Art

To commemorate World AIDS Day and Day With(out) Art, OMCA will screen Untitled, a new film by contemporary artists Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz, and Encke King. The film will be on view all day in the Media Space of the Gallery of California Art, beginning every hour on the hour and included with Museum admission.

Untitled, 2010, detail
Jim Hodges, Carlos Marques da Cruz, and Encke King
DVD, 60-minutes, color, stereo

Untitled is an artist video that reflects on an era when political protest and personal existence converged. The film documents the struggles that precipitated a generation of AIDS and queer activism through non-linear storytelling, using footage from mainstream network news, activist movements, contemporary art, and popular entertainment. Untitled is about individuals who bravely defy regimes of power and about the ethics of care.

Untitled will screen at over forty venues around the country on December 1. The video is distributed by Visual AIDS in New York City; see here for a complete list of participating institutions.


Credits and source material

Home by Yann Arthur-Bertand
You Only Live Twice by Nancy Sinatra
One Nation Under God by Teodoro Maniaci and Francine Rzeznik
Like a Prayer: Stop the Church by Ellen Spiro for ACT UP
After Stonewall by John Scagliotti
We Are Not Republicans 1988 by Bob Huff and Adam Hassuk
March On Washington 1993 for ACT UP
Last Night I Dreamt That Somebody Loved Me by The Smiths
Untitled 1989 by Felix Gonzalez-Torres
Son Frère by Patrice Chéreau
Holding Steady Without Screaming by James Wentzy, Activist Video Archivist
The Ashes Action by James Wentzy and John Schabel
March For Gay Rights 1987 for ACT UP
ACT UP Civil Disobedience by John Schabel
Common Threads: Stories from the Quilt by Rob Epstein and Bill Couturié
Dream Come True Girl by Cass McCombs
Screaming Queens by Victor Silverman and Susan Stryker
Day of Desperation by James Wentzy for AIDS Community Television
Wigstock by Barry Shils
100% Pure Love by Crystal Waters
Derrida by Kirby Dick and Amy Ziering Kofman
I Am Cuba by Mikhail Kalatosov
Lessons of Darkness by Werner Herzog
America Remembered by CNN
Hiroshima Mon Amour by Alain Resnais
Hiroshima Mon Amour (Soundtrack) by Giovanni Fusco and George Delerue
Pursuit of Equality by Geoff Callan and Mike Shaw
The Wizard of Oz by Victor Fleming
Guantanamo (Quarantined by the U.S.A.) for ACT UP
New York Public Library Special Collections Manuscript Division, Thomas Lannon
ACT UP Oral History Project, Jim Hubbard
Road To Guantanamo by Mat Whitecross and Michael Winterbottom
¡Ay Amor! by Bola de Nieve
Unconstitutional by Nonny de la Peña
Golden Girls by NBC
Fahrenheit 9/11 by Michael Moore
Never Never Land by Todd Rundgren
Desert Storm by CNN
Dynasty by ABC
Noam Chomsky On the World: The Chomsky Sessions by Will Pascoe
This Is What Democracy Looks Like by IMC/Big Noise Film
Revelations by Yoko Ono
When The Levees Broke by Spike Lee
The Rodney King Case by Dominic Palumbo for Court TV
The Fall by Virgilio Piñera, read by Jonathan Freeman
The Winged Migration by Jacques Perrin
The Private Lives of Dolphins by Nova
Fear Of Disclosure by Phil Zwickler and David Wojnarowicz
Death Of A Disco Dancer by The Smiths