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A Leap in the dark : AIDS, art, and contemporary cultures / edited by Allan Klusaček and Ken Morrison.

Klusacek, Allan.

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Montreal, Quebec : Véhicule Press : Artexte Information Centre, 1993.
New Haven, CT : Inland Book Co.

Physical description

320 pages : black and white illustrations ; 23 cm


Outgrowth of SIDART, a series of cultural events and exhibitions on the occasion of the Fifth International Conference on AIDS, Montréal, June 1989.


Sect. 1. History Teaches: What Have We Learned? Fear in the Face of the Other, Condemned and Damned: AIDS, Epidemics and Exclusions / Mikhael Elbaz and Ruth Murbach. New Diseases / Alfred W. Crosby. An AIDS Chronicle / Norbert Gilmore. AIDS and the Reconceptualization of Homosexuality / Dennis Altman -- Sect. 2. AIDS, Aesthetics and Activism. AIDS Demo Graphics / Douglas Crimp. Public Art on AIDS: On the Road with Art Against AIDS / Jan Zita Grover. Animal Love: Miasme/Hyene et La Valve / Martha Fleming and Lyne Lapointe. Still Searching / John Greyson. The Spectacular Ruse / Monika Gagnon and Tom Folland -- Sect. 3. Seduction or Terrorism? Media Health Campaigning: Not Just What You Say, But the Way that You Say It! / Jon Baggaley. Flesh Histories / Tom Kalin. Seduced and Terrorized: AIDS and Network Television / Paula A. Treichler. Short-Term Companions: AIDS as Popular Entertainment / Simon Watney. On Reframing AIDS / Pratibha Parmar -- Sect. 4. Pornography and Behaviour Change.
Erotica and Behaviour Change: The Anthropologist As Voyeur / Bernard Arcand. Do It! Safer Sex Porn For Girls and Boys Comes of Age / Jean Carlomusto and Gregg Bordowitz. Working with the Film Language of Porn: A German View of Safer Sex / Wieland Speck. Designing Safer Sex: Pornography as Vernacular / Cindy Patton. Yell When It Starts!! / Ralf Konig -- Sect. 5. Naming It: Literature and AIDS. Forty Seconds of AIDS / Herbert Daniel. The Buck Stops Nowhere / Michael Lynch. African Literature: A Witness to Its Time / Doumbi-Fakoly. Two Songs / Michael Callen. Performance and AIDS in Zambia / Chandra Mouli and K.N. Rao. The AIDS Supermarket: An Author's Ruminations / Yves Navarre -- Sect. 6. HIV and Ceremony: Theatre and Transmission. Theatre and AIDS Education in a North American Native Community / Evan Adams. On Warm Wind in China / Kent Stetson. Puppets Against AIDS / Mike Milvase and Gary Friedman. Plays for Living: Reflections on Live Wire / Robert John Metcalf and Helen Smith.
Play On / Godfrey Sealy. Notes on the Challenges of AIDS Education / Alan Richardson. AIDS Prevention on Stage / Pierre Berthelot.

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Includes bibliographical references.


  • English

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  • 1550650203
  • 9781550650204
  • 2980063274
  • 9782980063275

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