Thursday, February 18, 2016
David Wojnarowic reflection
It was an interesting experience watching David Wojnarowic's work on my own, it definitely had a disturbingly intimate feel to it. While I've always been keeping tabs on politics and activism surrounding the AIDS crisis, I'd never seen any of David's work. It was slightly disturbing to see the raw reality of AIDS but it was necessarily so. While perturbing, David collects and refines the uneasy elements of AIDS and puts them in more digestible forms for his audience to consume and reflect on later. The censoring of his work is reflective of homophobic views the American audience still holds even in an age such as 2010. Further, it's symbolical of the continuous medicalization of queerness and it's conflation with contagious and deadly diseases, an ideal in need of dismantling still.