Thursday, February 18, 2016
Class Discussion Reflection (2/12)
David Wojnarowicz Reflection
Art can take many forms and also can be interrupted in many different ways. For many, "Fire In My Belly" was a dramatic wake up call to the AIDS epidemic occurring across the United States. Wojnarowicz used captivating visuals to keep the viewer on the edge of their seat. In addition, the background music used in the short film further created suspense and anxiety in the viewer. Wojnarowicz wanted to bring attention to a cause and a movement that many people were ignoring. The recent removal of Wojnarowicz's work in the Smithsonian is further proof that people still have not come to terms with the LGBT.