Thu, Dec 01|
We Scream Your Name
Highways re-opens its doors to the public with a free live event in recognition of World AIDS Day, featuring remembrance, blessings, community, and special guests Michael Kearns-1pm, Marcus Kuiland-Nazario-3:30-6:30pm, and L.A. Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence - 7:30pm. Doors open until 10pm.
Time & Location
Dec 01, 2022, 12:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Highways, 1651 18th St, Santa Monica, CA 90404, USA
About The Event
Highways re-opens its doors to the public with a free live event in recognition of World AIDS Day, featuring remembrance, blessings, community, and a special guest performer. The event's title, We Scream Your Name, is a reference to a diary entrance, "Scream my name." by artist Kosta Pappas, who died in 1989 at age 35 due to AIDS complications.
Through this event, Highways is honored to provide an opportunity for you to remember your family, friends, and colleagues who have died of AIDS. Feel free to inhabit Highways by stepping into the performance space and take the time to contemplate and revere in silence or raise your voice to shout, sing or scream their name(s). Feel free to ACT UP and act out with your friends or on your own. Share a performance, read a passage, or perform a song anytime between noon and 10 pm. Highways also invites you to help re-ink/paint the current and faded names on Highways' AIDS Memorial Floor (installed in June 1989) of those lost to AIDS or to add those names you'd like to include.
At 1 pm, special guest performer, acclaimed award-winning artist and activist Michael Kearns will share excerpts from his legendary work Intimacies, which he presented at Highways in 1989. His reading will be live-streamed on Highways' Facebook page @highwaysperformance, for those unable to attend. In addition, performance artist and Highways alum Marcus Kuiland-Nazario will be refreshing the names on the ACT UP L.A. floor installation from 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm, with a 5:30 Instagram Live (@marcuskuilandnazario), where you can contribute names virtually to be added to the floor memorial. The iconic Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence will offer blessings at 7:30 pm, with the doors remaining open until 10 pm.
Re-inking of AIDS Memorial Floor
Michael Kearns reading