Wednesday, February 17, 2016
Reaction To Class Discussion
Last week’s class was rejuvenating because it was all about rebellious artists who were and are not afraid to bring their visions to life. While they may or may not identify as rebellious, just living your truth is a rebellious radical act in itself. My favorite work was the short film that David Wojnarowicz produced. I loved the video because of it’s shocking and visually stimulating nature. It was an unapologetic expression of pain,anger, and disappointment at the condition of life that people with AIDS had and continue to have live under. I speculate that the reason why it was so controversial had nothing to do with the “blasphemous” imagery and more so what feelings this film brought out in the audience. The pain perhaps, was too raw to handle but it is a necessary pain that the public needs to see.