Sunday, December 30, 2007

Bodymaps

The Body Maps are artworks which were created by a group of women, The Bambanani Womens Group, based in Cape Town, South Africa. They were invited to tell their stories through a community outreach program initiated by the AIDS and Society Research Unit of the University of Cape Town (ASRU) and Médecins Sans Frontières. This program began to document the lives of this group of HIV+ women who were given access to drug therapies. With the help of Cape Town-based artist, Jane Soloman, the participants created Body Maps- life size images tracing the contours of their bodies that visualize the virus and articulate each individual history. Each Body Map image bears the name, the place and the date of birth, as well as the handprints and the footprints of its maker / subject. Read On

http://www.davidkrut.com/bodyworks.php

8 comments:

Jorge said...

These are powerful images! Thank you for posting them. Wishing you and yours a happy, healthy New Year,
J.

Stephen said...

There was a half moon in the sky as my Taxi sped across the bridge. Smoke stacks and lights reflected in the waters. My thoughts remember you in the reflection in the river and...I wish you and yours a very good New Year! As ever be well. Stephen Craig Rowe

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

CresceNet said...

Gostei muito desse post e seu blog é muito interessante, vou passar por aqui sempre =) Depois dá uma passada lá no meu site, que é sobre o CresceNet, espero que goste. O endereço dele é http://www.provedorcrescenet.com . Um abraço.

Princess Haiku said...

Vivid, and compelling tales.

Hans said...

Hi Moon,

I've been a lurker here for a while. You might want to take a look at this show I just saw:
Mary Armstrong: Memory of Desire: Mapping the Venetian Lagoon
http://www.victoriamunroefineart.com/exhibitions.htm
There is also a review here:
http://tinyurl.com/3caogs

Moon River said...

Stephen your picturesque poetry touched me. you dear soul. sorry for taking so long to get ack to you!

Moon River said...

Hans, thank you
these images are very beautiful!