New York, NY – The David Wojnarowicz Foundation has launched a YouTube archive for the artist’s film work.
While David only completed one film in his lifetime, Heroin in 1981, he worked with friends and collaborators on a number of other film projects.
Among the filmmaking partners whose works are represented are Richard Kern, Tommy Turner, Richard Morrison, and Tom Rubnitz.
“While David is known best for his fine art and writing, film was also a component of his artistic practice,” said Anita Vitale, Board Chair of the Wojnarowicz Foundation. “But his vivid visual sense, and his deep voice and arresting presence when he is on screen, remain truly compelling.”
“David, too, was often very funny and we want to offer viewers the opportunity to see these aspects of him.”
David Wojnarowicz (1954–1992) was an accomplished artist, writer, and activist. The David Wojnarowicz Foundation advances the understanding of his work through scholarship, exhibitions and publications. The Foundation is created to inspire and foster a new generation of queer artists and writers to find their voice, pursue their truth and to continue the activism that so defined David Wojnarowicz’s life and art. Through scholarships and grants, The Foundation will assist both organizations and individuals that support these ideals.
Fifteen works, both whole films and clips of some works available elsewhere, appear on the Wojnarowicz Foundation YouTube channel.
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