Top : Boat Design and Boatbuilding Books


The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986-2003 (Writing Art)


  


 : The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous and Other Writings, 1986-2003 (Writing Art)
variant image
Amazon.com's Price: $20.95
as of 06/18/2019 04:57 EDT



Availability: Usually ships in 24 hours



This item ships for FREE with Super Saver Shipping.
Binding: Paperback
EAN: 9780262524599
ISBN: 0262524597
Item Dimensions: 90070014575
Label: The MIT Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: The MIT Press
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 285
Publication Date: February 17, 2006
Publisher: The MIT Press
Release Date: February 17, 2006
Studio: The MIT Press




Related Items: Alternate Versions: Click to Display

Browse for similar items by category: Click to Display



Editorial Review:

Product Description:


The first collection of writings by a noted artist and activist whose work has focused on the AIDS epidemic.



The HIV epidemic animates this collection of essays by a noted artist, writer, and activist. "So total was the burden of illness―mine and others'―that the only viable response, other than to cease making art entirely, was to adjust to the gravity of the predicament by using the crisis as a lens," writes Gregg Bordowitz, a film- and video-maker whose best-known works, Fast Trip Long Drop (1993) and Habit (2001), address AIDS globally and personally. In The AIDS Crisis Is Ridiculous―the title essay is inspired by Charles Ludlam, founder of the Ridiculous Theater Company―Bordowitz follows in the tradition of artist-writers Robert Smithson and Yvonne Rainer by making writing an integral part of an artistic practice.



Bordowitz has left his earliest writings for the most part unchanged―to preserve, he says, "both the youthful exuberance and the palpable sense of fear" created by the early days of the AIDS crisis. After these early essays, the writing becomes more experimental, sometimes mixing fiction and fact; included here is a selection of Bordowitz's columns from the journal Documents, "New York Was Yesterday." Finally, in his newest essays he reformulates early themes, and, in "My Postmodernism" (written for Artforum's fortieth anniversary issue) and "More Operative Assumptions" (written especially for this book), he reexamines the underlying ideas of his practice and sums up his theoretical concerns.



In his mature work, Bordowitz seeks to join the subjective―the experience of having a disease―and the objective―the fact of the disease as a global problem. He believes that this conjunction is necessary for understanding and fighting the crisis. "If it can be written," he says, "then it can be realized."







 



Boat Design.Net
Design Award


  Top Rated Sites
 
  Most Popular Sites
 
  What's New

  Boat Plans
 
  Books
 
  Designers
 
  Boatbuilders
 
  Materials
 
  Powerboats
 
  Catamarans
 
  Propulsion
 
  Sailboats
 
  Multihulls
 
  Software
 
  Resources
 
  My Links
 
  Gallery
 
  Forums
 
  Search

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on amazon.com at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of the product. Boat Design Net is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to amazon.com.
Thank You for Your Support of Boat Design.Net

Home  |  Top of Page