David Wojnarowicz reading from his work in 1992 (a few months before his death) at the Drawing Center as a benefit for Needle Exchange. AIDS Community Television weekly series program, originally telecast June 21, 1993. Re-mastered and re-authored on November 2004 from the original Hi-8 camera tape. [37:00] This begins with an introduction by Simon Watney; and concludes with the Political Funeral Procession and bonfire on the streets of the East Village, New York City, July 29, 1992.
It should be noted, with regret, the incomplete premature finish of his last reading, this as a result of the signal disintegration from the original Hi-8 camera tape, necessitating its finessed premature conclusion. (The archival preservation rating for Hi-8 source tape was/is only estimated to sustain usability for 5 or so years, versus over 10 to 20+ years in actual practice, be it careful storage on the shelf; thus sadly illustrative for the need of determined archival preservation of this collection, consisting of over 600 hours of camera-original Hi-8 tape -- which is currently underway by the New York Public Library for the collection of the AIDS Activist Video Preservation Project.)
Introduced by Simon Watney. Concludes with his Political Funeral Procession on the streets of the East Village, New York City, July 29, 1992.