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Sarah Schulman Walks Prof C Through the ACT UP Exhibit

Sarah Schulman Walks Prof C Through the ACT UP Exhibit

After spending much of this fall at the Act Up Oral History Project in NYC — what with its fabulous opening, incredible reading series, and offering of enough documentary footage for several visits — we asked curator Sarah Schulman for a walk-through of the gallery space at White Columns. I really dork out (you'll notice I act even more gay when I'm excited) in this video because Schulman is one of my favorite contemporary writers and because she is perhaps the foremost expert on the history of ACT UP and AIDS activism in America. This is such important work!

So here's some context for the video: The actual exhibit at White Columns features an foyer installation by fierce pussy, two rooms detailing the graphic art/activism of ACT UP, and a series of stations where you can view the 100+ personal interviews with ACT UP activists, conducted by Schulman and collaborator Jim Hubbard. In the video, Schulman offers some highlights of the personal stories. By the way, on their website you can watch the first five minutes of each interview.

Enjoy this close encounter with our inspiring queer history!

 

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