Fundación Jumex Arte Contemporáneo, in collaboration with Cineteca Nacional, presents a series of screenings of videos by Gregg Bordowitz, as part of the public program of the exhibition General Idea: Broken Time, from the Canadian collective General Idea, currently displayed at Museo Jumex.
Fast Trip, Long Drop (1993), and Habit (2001) are two of the main cinematographic productions, directed by the American activist and academic Gregg Bordowitz. Personal experience, evidence, and imagination are brought into play to explore a diversity of issues which emerged from the representation of the HIV/AIDS crisis in the United States, throughout the last two decades of the twentieth century. The cultural climate where it emerged and the people directly involved have a leading role to create a complex framework, interweaving ideas of identity, responsibility, battle, despair, and confidence.
Fast Trip, Long Drop
1993 | 00:54:04 | United States
26.JAN.2017 – 7:00PM. Conversation with Gregg Bordowitz previous to the screening. Free admission. Limited availability.
28.JAN.2017 – 7:00PM
2001 | 00:52:23 | United States
27.JAN.2017 - 7:00PM
29.JAN.2017 – 7:00PM
Gregg Bordowitz (New York, 1964)
American artist and writer. His work has been presented at the Tate Modern (London), the Museum of Modern Art, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York), and the MUMOK (Wien, Austria) amongst other renown international venues and festivals. As a writer, he has published General Idea: Imagevirus (Afterall, 2010), and The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings 1986-2003 (MIT Press, 2004). Along with Fast Trip, Long Drop, and Habit, Bordowitz has directed film projects like A Cloud in Trousers (1995), and The Suicide (1996). He has been awarded the Rockefeller Intercultural Arts Fellowship and the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Bordowitz teaches in the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, and he is on the faculty of the Whitney Museum Independent Study Program.