LITHUANIA: Survival Multimedia Installation (2005)

Video projection, textile print on polyester fabric
720cm x 250cm


[1st prize in the catagory of ' PLACE'], 5th KAUNAS ART BIENNIAL, TEXTILE 0' 5, October 21st 2005, Kaunas , Lithuania


Artist's Statement

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"