The American sitcom of the ‘80s is emblematic not only of the pop cultural styles it embodies (shoulder pads, salad bowl haircuts, and oversized blazers), but also functions as an image archive that obliquely references major political events including Reaganism, the precursors of globalization, and the AIDS epidemic. Hovering beneath the dialogue between Mrs. Garrett, the Cosby and Seaver families, and Cheers regulars lies the narrative of an unnamed crisis. The work unpacks the space where personal experience and memory intersects with the “time” of disease in LGBT communities, and how a haunted past continues to inform the present.
Generation Divide II
30 Second Loop
The second video in an ongoing series that takes apart the American '80s sitcom to create new narratives.