Two fragmented interviews with artists living with HIV in Puerto Rico mediate an audiovisual invocation of the late Boricua poet Manuel Ramos Otero who passed away from complications of the virus in 1990. Guerra sets out to translate work Manuel deemed untranslatable, investigating the ongoing passions that informed his work.
Commissioned in 2021 as part of ENDURING CARE, a program of seven new videos highlighting strategies of community care within the ongoing HIV epidemic.
About the artist
Cristóbal Guerra is an interdisciplinary artist from Puerto Rico. Their work currently combines experimental video, documentary film, language justice and text to explore ideas of home, el caribe, queerness and belonging. ︎ ︎
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