Writer, video artist, and human-being-with-feelings Jason Lipeles will be in residence at Counterpath for the last two weeks of April. Closing event Thursday, April 27, 7pm, with readings by Manual Calvillo de la Garza, Sueyeun Juliette Lee, and Jan Verberkmoes.
At the Counterpath Residency, Lipeles will complete the last piece in his video trilogy, “Two Clocks.” This series references Felix Gonzalez-Torres’s “Untitled” (Perfect Lovers) (1991) that consists of two round clocks touching on a wall. Initially, the clocks move at the same pace until they inevitably go out of sync. The first two videos take song and prayer as inspiration to meld together fractured time. The third video in the series will respond to Wayne Koestenbaum’s relationship to the AIDS crisis in his published works. Just as Koestenbaum does not have a “Jewish” or “queer” book, he does not have an “AIDS” book. Instead, the reader is left with fragments. Lipeles’s work will cross decades of Koestenbaum’s oeuvre to excavate new knowledge only acquired by seeing time shot through these shards.