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I SEE THE FEAR
a film by joe average
& jamie griffiths

WORLD PREMIERE
August 16th 2010, 7pm Tinseltown Cinema, Vancouver

I SEE THE FEAR: Visual artists joe average and jamie griffiths enter into a therapeutic creative process, using photography and video, to allow joe to explore and express his experience of living and coping with the advent of Lipoatrophy caused by antiretroviral drugs for HIV/AIDS. For more info follow the link below
http://www.queerfilmfestival.ca/viewshowtime.php?stid=401

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About Joe Average

JOE AVERAGE R.C.A . Born in Victoria, British Columbia 1957,  Joe began signing his artwork Joe Average when he was 19. His pop-art has captured the attention of international art critics, royalty, celebrities, and the public. His work is a visionary kaleidoscope of colour, creativity and compassion.
Living with HIV for the past 25 years, the self taught Joe Average has earned international recognition as an advocate for HIV/AIDS, an artist, and a noted philanthropist. His work can be seen on a 1996 Canadian Stamp which was also the conference image for the 1996 XI International Conference on AIDS.In 1998 Joe was recognized by the Governor General of Canada with the Caring Canadian Award. The City of Vancouver has bestowed him with a Civic Merit Award in 1994. He was the recipient of a 1993 Jessie Award, and has been officially presented to Prince Charles and the late Princess Diana at Rideau Hall.
The Canadian Institute of the Arts for Young Audiences presented Joe with the Arts For Young Audiences Award in 1997 which honored his outstanding contribution in the field of arts for young people.
Xtra West Magazine presented Joe with a Heroes of 1996 Award for outstanding community achievement, and on his 40th birthday the Friends for Life Society honored him with the Friend In Deed Award presented to him by his friend, her excellency Gerda Hnatyshyn.
www.joeaverageart.com

About Jamie Griffiths

jamie griffiths is a UK born photographer, film director, performer, experimentalist, interactive computer media artist & community gallerist. Innovations in experimental darkroom techniques led her into film-making and interactive performance collaborations with dance and music, using motion capture/trigger techniques & wireless hand controllers. Her latest works have included a 3D video-projection collaboration with mathematician & DNA knot specialist, Rob Scharein & the birthing of her performance sidekick; a 'pseudo-robot' called I.V.Y.
jamie's photographic & performance works have exhibited internationally since 1992.  Photographic portraits in the queer SM, body-manipulation & transgender cultures of the 1990's in San Francisco & Vancouver morphed into experiments with photo-therapy technique, working over extended periods of time on projects with friends living with hermaphrodism & AIDS/HIV.  Jamie's photographs have been published in 17 countries and exhibited in New York, San Francisco, Seattle, Paris, London, Vancouver and Toronto.
www.jamiegriffiths.com

About VANCOUVER QUEER FILM FESTVAL

For 11 days each August, the Vancouver Queer Film Festival brings the very best in queer independent cinema from around the world to Vancouver. As the city's second largest film festival, we privilege creative innovation and audience experience. Each summer, this celebrated event brings people together to watch incredible films, talk to filmmakers and artists, engage in scintillating discussions, experience unexpected performances and paint the town pink!
www.queerfilmfestival.ca


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