HIVideo is the moving image strand of Balaclava.Q. In a first of it’s kind experiment, on 1st December 2016 Balaclava.Q screened 6 video artworks that looked at HIV/AIDS -- on both aesthetic and political levels. Each venue facilitators managed the event, sourced a venue, and generated a small audience. As a first-of-its-kind experiment, the 2016 event acted as a test in strengthening connections between queer artists and audiences -- on a global stage.
HIVideo seeks to promote contemporary dialogue(s) on World AIDS Day via video art from both a local and global perspective. HIVideo complements current discourse and the de- stigmatization / -criminalization movement by creating dialogue about HIV/AIDS via art -- and the attendant aesthetics and politics.
6:00pm - Doors open. Cash bar available and there will also be food on sale.
7:00pm - Short introduction to HIVideo by Stiofan O’Ceallaigh (Balaclava.Q Founder and Director) and also Aaron Chady (MESMAC Community Development Worker).
7:10pm - HIVideo film screening begins.
9:00pm - There will be an informal Q&A afterwards with Stiofan O’Ceallaigh (Balaclava.Q) and Aaron Chady (MESMAC).
9:45pm - Finish
Facilitators: Stiofan O’Ceallaigh and Johann D’Nale.
Balaclava.Q - Connecting promoting an creating platforms for queer artists.