Preventing Prevention; Protest Against Controversial Non-Disclosure HIV Law

“We think that the criminalization of non-disclosure prevents prevention,” said Jordan Arseneault, editor of 2B Magazine and organizer with Radical Queer Semaine.

http://thelinknewspaper.ca/article/2561

Flash-demo against HIV criminalization brings media attention

Currently in Canada, a criminal code amendment from 1993 currently requires that HIV positive people disclose their status to sex partners prior to sexual contact, protected or otherwise, to avoid being charged with sexual assault for “fraud”.

CTV.CA

 

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About workequalsworthequalsinnocence

Working with animation, video, painting, drawing, installation and intervention, my interdisciplinary practice examines the complex position of culture within neoliberal capitalism and critiques modes of social control, while exploring the potential for art to function as a site of resistance. I am specifically interested in how modes of violence are perpetuated collectively through popular narratives, concepts of justice and denial of accountability. Frequently engaging with communities and collectives, my practice eschews individual authorship in favour of collaboration. This has included an ongoing commitment to working with women and youth who are in conflict with the law, through the creation of art projects in prisons as well as at numerous centres that support marginalized people. In 2008, I completed an MFA through the Public Art and New Artistic Strategies program at the Bauhaus University (Weimar, Germany). My work has been shown nationally and internationally in festivals, screenings, artist run centres and museums. I am currently employed as an Assistant Professor of Studio Arts at Concordia University. http://jessicamaccormackrmack.tumblr.com/
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