1. Alexandra Juhasz, AIDS TV: Identity, Community and Alternative Video (Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1991). [return to page 1]

2. This video, along with many others from this period, is archived in the NY Public Library as part of the Royal S. Marks AIDS Activist Video Collection: http://www.artistswithaids.org/artforms/video.

3. Alexandra Juhasz “Feminist History Making and Video Remains: A Dialogue with Antoinette Burton,” Jump Cut 48 (Winter 2006) and “Video Remains: Nostalgia, Technology, and Queer Archive Activism,” GLQ 12: 2 (Spring 2006), “Art Works: A Special issue of GLQ,” co-edited by Richard Meyer & David Román: 319-328. For more about Video Remains (2005) see: http://pzacad.pitzer.edu/~ajuhasz/video_remains/index.htm    

4. Alexandra Juhasz, “Forgetting ACT UP,” ACT UP 25 Forum, Quarterly Journal of Speech 98: 1 (February 2012): 69-74. http://pzacad.pitzer.edu/~ajuhasz/archives/quarterly_journal_feb_2012.pdf

5. Alexandra Juhasz, “I Made my Mourning Productive, Interactive and Collective Through Video Activism,” Visual AIDS interview, 2013: http://www.visualaids.org/blog/detail/i-made-my-mourning-productive-collective-and-interactive-through-video-prod.

6. Alexandra Juhasz, “AIDS Video: To Dream and Dance with the Censor,”www.ejumpcut.org/archive/jc52.2010/juhaszAIDS.

7. Juhasz, “I Made my Mourning Productive, Interactive and Collective Through Video Activism.”

8. For example, Avram Finkelstein, “AIDS 2.0,” December 2012: http://www.artwrit.com/article/aids-2-0; and Simon Collins, “ACT-UP in Film: How to Survive a Plague and United in Anger,” The BODY, July/August 2012: http://www.thebody.com/content/68854/act-up-in-film-how-to-survive-a-plague-and-united-.html

10. Visual AIDS Staff, “In Conversation: David France and Jim Hubbard,” March 22, 2013, Visual AIDS: http://www.visualaids.org/blog/detail/photos-in-conversation-david-france-and-jim-hubbard#.Uh-PGLyE7ip.

11. For example, Ren Jender, “2013 Oscar Week: ‘When Aging Itself Becomes a Triumph,” Bitch Flicks: http://www.btchflcks.com/2013/02/oscar-week-how-to-survive-a-plague-film-when-aging-itself-becomes-a-triumph.html; and Lacey Rose, “Oscar-Nominated Doc ‘How to Survive a Plague’ to Become ABC Miniseries, Exclusive,” The Hollywood Reporter, February 28, 2013: http://www.hollywoodreporter.com/live-feed/oscar-nominated-doc-how-survive-425198.

12. For example, United in Anger and How to Survive a Plague at the BFI London Gay and Lesbian Festival, March 24, 2013: http://therewillbeaplace.com/2013/03/24/united-in-anger-how-to-survive-a-plague-at-the-bfi-london-lesbian-gay-film-festivall; andHelen Redmond, “Acting Up and Fighting Back,” December 19: 2012/http://socialistworker.org/2012/12/19/acting-up-and-fighting-back

13. Julian Gill-Peterson, “Haunting the Queer Spaces of AIDS: Remembering ACT UP/NY and an Ethics of an Epidemic,” GLQ 19:3 (2013): 279.

14. Alexandra Juhasz, “A Truly New Genre,” Inside Higher Ed, May 3, 2011:
http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2011/05/03/essay_on_publishing_video_books and “YouTube Stylo: Writing and Teaching with Digital Video,” International Encyclopedia of Media Studies, Volume 2, Media Production, ed. Vicki Mayer (Cambridge, MA: Blackwell Press): 420-442. See also my large-scale experiment with vernacular, form, digital writing and publication, Learning from YouTube (The MIT Press, 2011), https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/learning-youtube-0.

15. The “about us” section of the JC website reads: “JUMP CUT's readership is very diverse, and we want what we publish to be accessible to the largest number of our readers. You should assume that the reader has an interest in your subject, a basic vocabulary of media terms (for example, knows what a jump cut is), but no specialized knowledge. This is not to say you can't be theoretical and intricate, but it is to say you shouldn't be esoteric or pedantic. If it's worth saying, it can be made reasonably understandable. Writing for an international audience: Imagine your readers include a college student in Japan, a film programmer in South Africa, a film festival organizer in Rio, a journalist in Baghdad, a film professor in Poland, a film fan in Dublin, and you want to write to allof them. Can they follow your ideas and argument? Check yourself on current topical and colloquial and slang usage. Can be understood by an international readership which is often using English as a second or third language? You can be informal but still make it clear in context and often with a few more words explain the hip usage. Remember too that five years from now someone who is 18 and reading your article will have been only 13 when it was first published and not aware of some event you mention in passing.”http://www.ejumpcut.org/gatewaypages/aboutus.html

17. In her astute comments on this essay, Julia Lesage advises that we all keep in our sights the “international pandemic that rages in the developing world and poor parts of many countries, and what activism and a mindset of activism consist of internationally. The related issues such activists would probably be concerned with are feminist/queer ones, about social and legal conditions: fighting the criminalization of homosexuality and asserting the need for women, including wives and prostitutes, to be able to demand condom use with the state backing them up.”

18. Paula Treichler, “AIDS, Homophobia and Biomedical Discourse: An Epidemic of
Signification,” in  How to have Theory in an Epidemic: The Cultural Chronicle of AIDS (Duke Up, 1999).

19. This was the name of Gay Men’s Health Crisis’ weekly cable access television show in the 1980s in New York City for which I produced (sometimes with Jean Carlomusto) three episodes: Living with AIDS: Women and AIDS (1987), A Test for the Nation: Women, Children, Family, AIDS (1989) and Prostitutes, Risk and AIDS (1988). This work was also widely distributed through activist, educational, and artistic channels.

20. Sean Strub, “Reflecting on ACT UP… Honestly,” March 29, 2012, POZ Blogs: http://blogs.poz.com/sean/archives/2012/03/reflecting_on_act_up.html

21. Alexandra Juhasz, “When ACT Up is Remembered, Other Places, People and Forms of AIDS Activism are Disremembered,” THE BODY, February 17, 2013: http://www.thebody.com/content/70643/when-act-up-is-remembered-other-places-people-and-.html

23. See AIDS TV, Chapter 6: “A WAVE Case Study.”

24. Quoted in Juhasz, “Forgetting ACT UP,” 69.

25. Quoted in Juhasz, “Forgetting ACT UP,” 69-70.

26. Gill-Patterson, 280. [return to page 2]

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