Film and Video Program

Macho Man, Tell It
To My Heart:
Collected by Julie Ault

December 5, 2013 – February 20, 2014

Curated by Jason Simon, with Julie Ault

December 5, 7pm

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street
New York
NY 10013

Introduction by Robert Buck, Former member of DIVA TV

Target City Hall, 1989
DIVA TV Collective, 27min

Corita on Teaching and Celebration: We Have No Art, 1967
Baylis Glascock, 26min

Corita on Teaching and Celebration: Mary’s Day, 1964
Baylis Glascock, 12min


DIVA TV (Damned Interfering Video Activist Television) came into existence expressly to document the 1989 ACT UP demonstration against New York Mayor Ed Koch’s lack of response to AIDS. Following this action, DIVA TV continued as an affinity group within the larger coalition. Target City Hall is an energetic and emotional record of preparing for the demonstration, of the demo itself, and of its aftermath. The footage is paired with Baylis Glascock’s artful films conveying the gentle charisma of Sister Corita and the environment of her 1960s classroom. Corita’s teaching philosophy permeates the film as we witness her assigning experiments and collages, instructing students to question their own working structures, and celebrating visuals of the everyday. Glascock’s filmic methods seem to mirror Corita’s educational tenets, folded into a sensitive cinematography.

This program is preceded by Cinema Elaine, by Jason Simon and Danh Vo, 2012, from a group of short videos made on the occasion of Tell It To My Heart.

Related Exhibition: Macho Man, Tell It To My Heart: Collected by Julie Ault
November 24, 2013 – February 23, 2014

Still from Corita on Teaching and Celebration: We Have No Art, 1967
Baylis Glascock, 26min

Still from Corita on Teaching and Celebration: We Have No Art, 1967
Baylis Glascock, 26min

Still from Target City Hall, 1989
DIVA TV Collective, 27min

Still from Target City Hall, 1989
DIVA TV Collective, 27min

Still from Target City Hall, 1989
DIVA TV Collective, 27min

Related Material:
Jason Simon & Danh Vo
Cinema Elaine, 2013
HD Video, 1 minute