The AMP Virtual Arts Series – House of Angels: Living with AIDS at Bailey-Boushay House, 1992-1995 [Online]
Sep. 24 at 5:00pm PDT
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Sep. 25–27, 2020
Photo credit: Copyright ©2015 Saul Bromberger/Sandra Hoover Photography
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** The monthly To Remember: The AMP Virtual Arts Series is co-presented with The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway. **
In the 1990s, photographers Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover started a photographic documentation of Bailey-Boushay House, the Seattle HIV/AIDS care hospice that was the first such facility in the country. Bromberger and Hoover will present a selection of these images, share their experience with the project, and answer questions about the work in a conversation moderated by Rosette Royale, from The AMP: AIDS Memorial Pathway.
The live program will also include Chris Hurley, founding Executive Director of Bailey-Boushay, providing insights about the early years of the facility and how the photographers were brought in. And Bailey-Boushay Resident Artist Ross Palmer Beecher will discuss her role and the impact art has had on people with AIDS.
Online presentation with Q&A, 90 min
About the Photographers:
Saul Bromberger and Sandra Hoover work as a photography team specializing in portrait and documentary work for their editorial & commercial clients. While living in Seattle in the 1990’s and beginning to work as a team, they documented the lives of people living with AIDS during their last months of life aiming to bring compassion and understanding to the people and the disease. They currently live in Alameda in the San Francisco Bay Area.
About the Series:
The monthly series hopes to bring anticipation and awareness of The AMP’s completion later this year. Located along the plaza above the Capitol Hill Link light rail station and Cal Anderson Park, each installation of The AMP will be designed to take visitors through an emotional and historic journey related to the AIDS epidemic in Seattle/King County from the early 1980s to today. These works of physical and digital art, created by artists of different backgrounds and perspectives, will tell stories of remembrance, reflection, creativity, and action surrounding the AIDS crisis and the community’s ongoing response. An official dedication will be scheduled around World AIDS Day on December 1, 2020.
About The AMP:
The AMP is a community-driven and collaboratively funded project that uses public art to create a physical place for remembrance and reflection, utilizes technology to share stories about the AIDS epidemic and the diverse community responses to the crisis and provides a call to action to end HIV/AIDS as well as the stigma and discrimination associated with it. The AMP offers visitors opportunities for meaningful participation in their projects, which serve as a reminder of the collective need to be active, remain vigilant, and stand ready to fight scapegoating and discrimination however and whenever they may arise.
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Presented by Seattle’s Northwest Film Forum, the 23rd Annual Local Sightings Film Festival [Online] virtually showcases creative communities from throughout the Pacific Northwest. The 2020 program, which runs from September 18-27, features a competitive selection of curated shorts and feature film programs, inviting regional artists to experiment, break, and remake popular conceptions around filmmaking and film exhibition.
Local Sightings 2020 champions emerging and established talent, supports the regional film industry, and promotes diverse media as a critical tool for public engagement. This year’s festival also celebrates NWFF’s 25th Anniversary as an organization.
Vote for your favorite films by 12pm PDT on Closing Day, Sep. 27; BEST FEATURE and BEST SHORT winners receive a future screening opportunity at NWFF!