Much handled things are always soft

Derrick Woods-Morrow

2019 | 00:08:36 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: AIDS/HIV, African-American, LGBTQ, Memory

Commissioned by Visual AIDS for STILL BEGINNING: The 30th Annual Day With(out) Art 

“In Much Handled Things Are Always Soft, the personal, racial, and
systemic dynamics of cruising become visible: in 1970s Chicago,
civically engineered policies of segregation such as redlining caused
the neighborhoods of Black people to be cramped and densely
populated. In the video, artist and long-term HIV survivor Patric
McCoy describes how parks provided an outlet for men to come
together and find space for their desires beyond labels, identity, and
the confines of the compressed urban setting. ”
— A Doula's Guide to Watching Experimental Videos with Visual AIDS

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Whitney Museum of American Art
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