Katherine Cheairs's experimental documentary "Voices at the Gate" juxtaposes the bucolic landscapes inhabited by women’s prisons with archival and contemporary audio recordings of poems, essays and interviews by current and formerly incarcerated women of color living with HIV and AIDS. | Katherine Cheairs, "Voices at the Gate", video still, 2021. Color video with sound. Courtesy the artist and Visual AIDS.
Dec 02, 2021 - 5:30
Virtual event

Join us for a discussion with Assistant Professor Nic Flores and Emeritus Professor Paula Treichler, who will present on culture and meaning as it relates to this year's Day With(out) Art program ENDURING CARE which centers stories of collective care, mutual aid, and solidarity while pointing to the negligence of governments and non-profits. 

Day With(out) Art is sponsored by Visual AIDS | visualaids.org

Trailer: ENDURING CARE from Visual AIDS on Vimeo.

The videos will be available to view online beginning December 1 at visualaids.org/enduringcare

Registration Details

Registration is required for this virtual program, delivered via Zoom. | Register Online


Krannert Art Museum endeavors to be accessible to all. The event will be in English and live captioned via Zoom. If you have questions or would like to request an accessibility accommodation, please email kam-accessibility@illinois.edu

About the Presenters

Nic Flores is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Latina/Latino Studies at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign. He specializes in public and sexual health, HIV/AIDS prevention, ethnography, comparative ethnic and racial studies, and gender and sexuality studies with additional interests in queer of color critique, disability studies, and feminist science and technology studies. 

Dr. Flores earned his Ph.D. in Comparative Studies with certificates in Latina/o Studies and Sexuality Studies from The Ohio State University in 2019. He also holds an M.A. in Comparative Studies from The Ohio State University and B.A. in Anthropology and Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies from DePauw University. Previously, Dr. Flores was a Visiting Assistant Professor of American Studies and Latina/o Studies at Kenyon College. His scholarship has appeared in Latino Studies and The Journal of Visual Inquiry: Learning and Teaching Art, as well as been featured in several local news and popular academic outlets. 

In the blank spaces of his calendar, Dr. Flores enjoys cooking, tending to his plants, and co-hosting the podcast “Learning on the Job” with his dear friend James. Additionally, Dr. Flores and Dr. Michelle Rivera-Clonch host the annual Writing in Depth: An Academic Writing Retreat hosted at Hope Springs Institute in Ohio. 



Paula A. Treichler, Professor Emerita at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an interdisciplinary scholar with books and articles in many disciplines. She is the author of How To Have Theory in an Epidemic: Cultural Chronicles of AIDS, a book widely reviewed in journals in medicine, public health, history, sociology, women’s studies, cinema studies, literature, and LGBTQ and HIV/AIDS magazines and journals. Her current project is a book on the cultural and material history of condoms since 1850.

Treichler was born and grew up in Yellow Springs, Ohio. She holds a BA from Antioch College (which included a year in India studying philosophy) and a PhD in linguistics and psycholinguistics from the University of Rochester. She is currently affiliated with the Institute of Communications Research, College of Medicine, Media and Cinema Studies Department at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.


About Visual AIDS

Visual AIDS is a New York-based non-profit that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV+ artists, and preserving a legacy, because AIDS is not over. In 1989, Visual AIDS organized the first Day Without Art, a call to the art world for mourning and action in response to the AIDS crisis. Find out more at visualaids.org.