A handshake, a quilt, the living
Artist Owen Connors and art curator Simon Gennard discuss the influential role that the New Zealand AIDS Memorial Quilt has played in their work as a marking point in a trajectory of queer history.
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In 1987/88 Fiona Clark created two albums of intimate photographs of four New Zealanders who had been diagnosed with HIV. While Fiona visually documented their days, the subjects in turn contributed their own words and thoughts to the album. Michael Stevens has a copy of the albums on his book shelf. In this essay, he reflects on living with HIV then and now.