PART TWO OF GOING VIRAL/VIRAL ILLUMINATION TAKES SHAPE AS AN INSTALLATION PROJECT AT MIX 30: NYC QUEER EXPERIMENTAL FILM FESTIVAL (MARCH 29- APRIL1)
An introductory course in "Going Viral"
First installment in a 3-part series called Going Viral // Viral Illumination
Going Viral // Viral Illumination explores the nature of stigma and transmissions within the various networks of our reality: between bodies, over psychic waves and through WiFi.
The link between the internet (WiFi connections), spirituality (psychic waves), and physical exchange between bodies- spoken and unspoken- to bridge the gap between current millennial generations and the origins of HIV/AIDS consciousness to create a new paradigm or healing with digital art.
All of this work has been channeled through my personal journey dealing with the stigma I face as an HIV-positive individual who survived serious AIDS and healing myself and others by holding new space away from the toxic concepts that surround it, perpetuate ignorance, and hinder healthy change in a rapidly viral world of media and networks we are now entirely plugged into.
Transmuting fear into love and alchemizing the current zeitgeist of stigma for a new generation which is entrenched in a history not easily reimagined.