Session 7 | Vincent Bonin
November 5, 2014 at 7 pm
In the context of D’un discours qui ne serait pas du semblant/Actors, Networks, Theories, Vincent Bonin presents Gregg Bordowitz’s Fast Trip, Long Drop (1993).
In the spring of 1988, Gregg Bordowitz tested HIV-positive. He then quit drinking and taking drugs and came out to his parents as a gay man. While working on this autobiographical documentary, other tragical events happened in his life challenging his sense of identity, the way he understood his own diagnosis, and the relationships between illness and history.
Vincent Bonin is an author and independant curator. Besides his research on conceptual art practices of the 1960s and 1970s, Bonin is interested in the social meaning of archives, and the refashioning of the documentary genre in the field of contemporary art.
Gregg Bordowitz is a writer, AIDS activist, and film- and videomaker. His writings are collected in The AIDS Crisis is Ridiculous and Other Writings:1986-2003 (MIT Press: 2004). He is currently Director of the Low Residency MFA program at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago.