How to Survive a Plague

  • December 2, 2017 / 16:00
  • December 3, 2017 / 18:00

Director: David France
Cast: Peter Staley, Larry Kramer, Iris Long, Ed Koch
USA , 2012, 110', color
English with Turkish subtitles
 

A striking example of resisting, struggling and organizing, a 2012 US documentary How to Survive A Plague, demonstrates the TAG (Treatment Action Group), ACT Up (AIDS Coalition to Unleash Power) organizations, the struggle against the social discrimination of the HIV+ individuals, and the adversity that was encountered with the US policies in that period. This film brings to the screens the story of how during the years when AIDS epidemic surfaced vanguard activist groups such as ACT-UP and TAG, by talking to people about AIDS managed to convince people to allocate funds for preventive drugs and raise consciousness. In so doing, the film tackles the issue in the context of negligent US politics. The documentary was nominated for the category of “Best Documentary” in the 85th Oscar Awards.

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

Mapplethorpe: Look at the Pictures

How to Survive a Plague

How to Survive a Plague

120 BPM

120 BPM

Home Video: Media Art in Response to HIV/AIDS

Home Video: Media Art in Response to HIV/AIDS

Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings

Trailer

How to Survive a Plague

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel

In 1998 Ben Jakober and Yannick Vu collaborated on an obvious remake of Marcel Duchamp’s Roue de Bicyclette, his first “readymade” object. Duchamp combined a bicycle wheel, a fork and a stool to create a machine which served no purpose, subverting accepted norms of art. 

Good News from the Skies

Good News from the Skies

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The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

The Ottoman Way of Serving Coffee

Coffee was served with much splendor at the harems of the Ottoman palace and mansions. First, sweets (usually jam) was served on silverware, followed by coffee serving. The coffee jug would be placed in a sitil (brazier), which had three chains on its sides for carrying, had cinders in the middle, and was made of tombac, silver or brass. The sitil had a satin or silk cover embroidered with silver thread, tinsel, sequin or even pearls and diamonds.