Published: Nov. 18, 2021

Enduring Care Poster, has description of date, time, location and the speakersThe University of Colorado Boulder’s Stan Brakhage Center for the Media Arts and LGBTQ Studies Program are proud to partner with Visual AIDS for Day With(out) Art 2021 by presenting ENDURING CARE, a video program highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic. The program features newly commissioned work by Katherine Cheairs, Cristóbal Guerra, Danny Kilbride, Abdul-Aliy A. Muhammad and Uriah Bussey, Beto Pérez, Steed Taylor, and J Triangular and the Women’s Video Support Project.

From histories of harm reduction and prison activism to the long-term effects of HIV medication, ENDURING CARE centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits. The program’s title suggests a dual meaning, honoring the perseverance and commitment of care workers yet also addressing the potential for harm from medications and healthcare providers. ENDURING CARE disrupts the assumption that an epidemic can be solved with pharmaceuticals alone, recasting community work as a lasting form of medicine.

Two on-campus screenings will be offered to students, faculty, and staff of the CU Boulder community.


Wednesday, December 1, 2021: Day With(out) Art: Cinematic and Artistic Expressions of AIDS Activism
  • Time: 4:00pm-6:00pm MST
  • Location: The Stan Brakhage Center for the Media Arts, ATLAS 311
  • ENDURING CARE Screening + Discussion. Following the ENDURING CARE screening, acclaimed artist, experimental filmmaker, and CU professor Jeanne Liotta, along with MFA student McKenzie Blake, will draw connections to ‘zine projects they made during the MFA seminar, “Art & Film in the AIDS Era.” This screening is limited to 15 attendees.
  • This program is free, but registration is required. (Register at

Thursday, December 2, 2021: ENDURING CARE Screening plus Q&A/Discussion

  • Time: 4:00 pm-5:30pm MST
  • Location: Solomon Film Screening Room, Atlas 102
  • This program is free and no registration is required. Click here for a description of the video program. Masks are required at both screenings for everyone.


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Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over.