Fiona Kirkwood

Fiona Kirkwood is a South African artist who lives in
Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. She works in fibre and mixed media
to produce contemporary sculptures and installations

Media

Male and Female condoms, perspex and resin

Dimensions

720 cms X 150 cms

SURVIVAL XV1 INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE (2006)

WOMEN AND GIRLS RALLY AND MARCH, METRO HALL SQUARE, TORONTO, XV1 INTERNATIONAL AIDS CONFERENCE

My work "Survival" speaks about animated existence, the soul, the spirit and endurance, continuing to exist in spite of danger. It also refers to life's fragility, in the very ethereal, impermanent and transparent nature of the materials used. As an artist I continue to use condoms in some of my works to try to promote public awareness to the fact that condoms can create a major difference between life and death, particularly in fighting the HIV / AIDS Pandemic.

I want to also draw attention to the female condom, little known about or used in South Africa. This gives women the power to protect themselves against HIV / AIDS as well as STD's and pregnancy

I like the fact that the word "SURVIVAL" contains within it the letters for the words "VIRUS", "SAVE LIFE!!!" and "VIVA"

Setting Up "Survival" At Metro Hall Square, Toronto, Canada

Women And Girls Rally And March XV1 International AIDS Conference.

 

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