OVERDUE CONVERSATION

MFA THESIS- 2004                             FESTIVAL CUT-2006

9 Minutes

A dialogue about sex, responsibility and HIV,  after the (f) act.
A confrontational work that analyzes media, intimacy and AIDS in triple critique, Overdue Conversation aims at the deconstruction of the documentary interview by creating a triangle between two differing individual video perspectives and the audience. By eliminating camera crew and crosscut editing, the video-maker, subjects, and audience become witnessing participants and editors in a candid video confrontation over sexual truthfulness. Forced to choose ‘sides’ viewers must make their own decisions on issues of personal vs. public freedoms, privacy, HIV disclosure, sexual dynamics and legality. Adapted from a video installation, this short adds a profound twist to reality TV.  As a media saturated metaphor for HIV, it puts the POV in the subject’s own hands, but lets the user choose how to look.

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EXHIBITION HISTORY:
MFA Thesis/SAIC, G2 Gallery, Chicago IL
MIX 18-2005, Anthology Film Archives NYC
One in 10, Penn State University PA
Inside/Out 2005, Toronto CAN
Fairy Tales, Calgary  CAN
NEWFEST 2005, New York City
Fresno Reel Pride Festival, CA
The Austin Gay & Lesbian Film Festival, TX
Image/Out, Rochester NY
Indianapolis LGBT Film Fest, IN
“Screening HIV” Artist’s Space, SoHo, NYC
“Sex, Art & Disclosure Law” The Assoc. of the Bar of the City of NY
Wingspan Film Festival 2006, Tucson AZ
Out In Africa, Johannesburg/CapeTown   SOUTH AFRICA
London Lesbian & Gay Film Festival, UK
“Confessions”  Orange Cnty Ctr for Contemporary Art, Santa Ana  CA
The Boston Gay Film Festival: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston  MA
“Phag Off” @ TekFestival: Augustus Cinema, Rome  ITALY
Honolulu Rainbow Film Festival, HAWAII
Look Out 2006: 14th Dublin G&LFF, Irish Film Institute IRELAND
“Screening HIV:” 2006 AIDS CONF--Royal Ontario Museum CAN
Lisbon Gay & Lesbian Film Festival.  PORTUGAL
17th Hamburg International Lesbian and Gay Film Festival GERMANY
Mezipatra 2006: 7th Czech G&LFF, Prague/Brno CZECH REPUBLIC
Spokane LGBT Film Festival, WA
Roze FilmDagen 2006, Amsterdam  NETHERLANDS
Black Maria Film & Video Festival, NJ   DIRECTOR CITATION
National LGBT Health Summit: Philadelphia  PA
Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival.  IA
BanditMages Festival, Bourges  FRANCE
ROOFTOP Films/IFC.Com-Summer Series: “Eternal Love,”  NYC
Recontres UEEH 2007, Marseilles  FRANCE
6th Annual San Francisco Documentary Festival, Roxie Cinema  CA
Reel Pride Michigan, Detroit MI
TLV Fest: 3rd Intnl LGBT Film Festival, Tel Aviv, ISRAEL
1a Muestra Internacional De Cine y Video GLBT La Paz, BOLIVIA
gayWISE LGBT Arts Festival, London, UK
ROOFTOP TV: “Romance, Breaking Up,” MNN.org  (NYC Cable & liveweb)
“AIDS and Harlem: Which will Survive?” Chashama Harlem Studios Gallery, NYC
“ICH WEISS WAS ICH TU” Deutsche AIDS-Hilfe-National Campaign GERMANY