Testing the Limits

Testing the Limits is a video collective that pre-dates ACT UP with the specific aim of documenting AIDS activism. Many of the members met at the Whitney Independent Study Program. Testing the Limit’s first major footage is from ACT UP’s first demonstration in 1987 at Wall Street. All decisions within Testing the Limits, including the editing, are done by consensus. Testing the Limits released a video in 1988 focusing mainly on ACT UP that played at festivals and is distributed among educators. There has been a split in Testing the Limits of late with Robyn, David, and Sandra wanting to focus more on feature length documentary than short videos. That is what they are working on now as they prepare to shoot footage at Target City Hall


Jean Carlomusto

Gregg Bordowitz

Sandra Elgear

Robin Hutt

David Meieran