The Penthouse Present HIVideo by Balaclava.Q

The Penthouse Present HIVideo by Balaclava.Q

01st December 2017 @ 07:00pm

HIVideo is an annual global exhibition of new video art taking place on World Aids Day. We are proud to be able to include this year’s HIVideo event in a programme of work marking Manchester’s first ever Day With(out) Art.

HIVideo 2017 brings together international artists and venues to showcase new art films which create awareness and promote discourse around this year’s theme of the Prevention Access Campaign, a global movement which seeks to educate communities on the current research which states unequivocally that Undetectable = Untransmissable (U=U). At the core of this year’s work is the message of intimacy without fear of transmission. HIVideo 2017 will screen in Manchester, Rome, London, Berlin, New Zealand, Puerto Rico, Colombia and other locations across UK, USA and Europe. HIVideo 2016 screened worldwide to audiences in Manchester, Toronto, Paris, South Africa, Puerto Rico, New Mexico and California.

The Manchester HIVideo 2017 event is presented by The Penthouse at Paradise Works. The Penthouse is an artist-led Dyke|Queer contemporary art project / space, run and founded by artists Rosanne Robertson and Debbie Sharp. Their curatorial and research projects focus on Queer art, radical practices, Queer feminism, experimental and raw art. Named after their original home on the top floor of a tower block, ‘The Penthouse’ aims to subvert the idea of art as a luxury commodity.

The HIVideo screening will immediately be followed by 'Alternate Endings, Radical Beginnings', a second programme of new video work from Visual AIDS, New York.

HIVideo is the moving image strand of Balaclava.Q, an international Queer Art Project which uses video art to contribute to contemporary HIV/AIDS discourse and dialogue. Balaclava.Q was founded in June 2016 by artist/curator Stiofan O’Ceallaigh as a reaction to the massacre in Orlando, Florida, and currently showcases works by over 200 international queer artists.

The event has a donation entry of £2 to the George House Trust.

Venue address: The Penthouse, Second Floor, Paradise Works, East Phillip Street, Salford, M3 7LE

For further info and press enquiries:

Rosanne Robertson, thepenthousenq@gmail.com

Stiofan O’Ceallaigh, balaclava.q@gmail.com