Past Film/Video

Day With(out) Art 2022: Being & Belonging

Presented in collaboration with Cinéseries
Discussion follows screening

A collage of six stills from the Day With(out) Art film program

For this year’s Day With(out) Art, we're presenting a program of shorts, Being & Belonging, in partnership with Visual AIDS and Ohio State student group Cinéseries.

Organized by Visual AIDS, Day With(out) Art is an international day of action and mourning in response to the AIDS crisis, coinciding with World AIDS Day. Being & Belonging focuses on the emotional realities of living with HIV today—from navigating sex and intimacy to confronting stigma and isolation. How does living with HIV shift the ways that a person experiences, asks for, or provides love, support, and belonging? The seven videos in this program are a call for belonging from those who have been stigmatized within their communities or left out of mainstream HIV/AIDS narratives.

The artists in this year’s program were selected through an open call process juried by curator and writer Nico Wheadon, filmmaker Jorge Bordello, artist and curator Ezra Benus, and cultural consultant and health activist Lauraberth Lima. Check out the program lineup on the Visual AIDS website. (60 mins., digital video)

Join us in the café after the screening for free refreshments and an informal discussion facilitated by Cinéseries.

Clockwise from top left: Here We Are: Voices of Black Women Who Live with HIV (Davina “Dee” Conner and Karin Hayes, 2022); Red Flags, a love letter (Mikiki, 2022); Lxs dxs bichudas (Jhoel Zempoalteca and La Jerry, 2022); Memoria Vertical (Camilla Arce, 2022); Los Amarillos (Santiago Lemus and Camilo Acosta Huntertexas, 2022); Nuance (Jaewon Kim, 2022), all images commissioned by Visual AIDS for Being & Belonging.

More about Cinéseries

In the words of Cinéseries’ members: Cinéseries is a student-led group that organizes monthly screenings in collaboration with the Wexner Center for the Arts. We aim to offer a space for students and the community to engage with film and expanded cinema from makers of a variety of backgrounds. We aspire to create an environment conducive to critical engagement by inviting filmmakers to showcase work that takes risks, challenges norms, and opens a conversation by devoting to a wide range of artist-centered and independent media.

Cardinal Health

Rohauer Collection Foundation

Greater Columbus Arts Council
The Wexner Family
National Endowment for the Arts 
Ohio Arts Council
L Brands Foundation
The Columbus Foundation
Nationwide Foundation
Institute of Museum and Library Services
Vorys, Sater, Seymour, and Pease

Mike and Paige Crane
Axium Packaging
Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams
President Kristina M. Johnson and Mrs. Veronica Meinhard
Nancy Kramer
Larry and Donna James
Lisa Barton
Johanna DeStefano
Jones Day
Alex and Renée Shumate


Past Film/Video

Day With(out) Art 2022: Being & Belonging