Wow Sophie!!! I really like it :-)
Thank you for the nice words and the *s
That's a thought-provoking series of images!. Can you explain how it portrays standing together, solidarity, friendship and related issues?
Thanks for your feedback!
Please see my answer below where I tried to specify my illustration little more.
Love this one!
Please put the one with the red ribbon in the first position: it's beautiful and is easier to connect to the context .. and is my favorite :)
Thank´s for liking it :-)
I chose the one with the cross"plaster" in her womb because this symbol works well in a very small sized icon. And I thought it is the one which maybe has the best statement as it looks like a symbol for "keeping silent" or a "mark" (is this the right word for Zensur?). But maybe you are right, that the ribbon is more clear - have to think about it!
I will agree with what everyone said - this one will be remembered and thought about. The only thing that I find off is that , I for one, identified immediately with it ( and that's by no means a bad thing since I related instantly), but I had the feeling that I was being crucified for my sexuality or for expressing myself as a sexual being. Let's just say that I crossed my legs very tight. Was that what you wanted ?
Thank you Irina for your thoughts - below I tried to explain what my thoughts were. Hopefully you all can follow my explanation - this one was very hard to say in english ;- )
But you had definitely the same thoughts and assoziations most peolpe would have, I think! It should make us think about and get aware of the taboos still seem to exist in some minds.
To be honest, I´ve made this illustration with the crucified woman two years ago for another project but it hasn´t be used finally and since then it parked in my drawer.
I thought the visual motiv could be suitable for this contest theme and modyfied the image a little bit: the silhouette is not any more a crucified human being but detached from the cross, leaning and resting, not as a defenseless victim but still focused.
In a provoking way the aim is to point on another context relevant fact: how churches, religions, how parts of our societies still have an antiquated dogmatic view on themes regarding AIDS, sexuality, partnership and maybe with love in general. I´m a fan of provoking or extravagating kind of language (where it makes sense!) cause this makes people to think and to talk about things. I tried not to overact it and gave the images therefore a more positive mood by using bright colours and a placative style with the little icons. The icons sould invite people to find their own interpretations.
I no longer associate crucification with religion only. It is simply a message for misunderstanding and intolerance in general. It's something or someone put on display for who they are, what they do, what/who they love etc... Bottom line is that it does make a powerful statement with me but not a positive one - and it relates to HIV only in the ribbon one. That's the only one that tells me she's being singled out for the disease and that seems to militate for understanding and acceptance.
Please take this as only flattery - you've provoked me this much that I'm almost writing novels on it :)) I really do appreciate your view on intolerance - it's not pretty and it's not harmless. THAT I respect in your concept.
Thanks for your reply! The "novel" was worth it and your view finally convinced me to see that you and the others were right with their oppinion to prefer the illustration with the ribbon symbol. And yes, sure, the image has a negative touch, definitely!
Wow, great idea!!
Happy you like it!
Yeah, thank you so much!
yep, 10 from me too, great visual and a very smooth transition into the connection areas =)
simply great! love it*
you could have a guy as well i think, now it looks as if its a womans disease only, and thats not good, but pretty idea despite that ;)
be honest - you only want to see a naked guy ;-)
My aim was to create attention (and irritation) through this motive by showing a female in this cross context. I think the message will cause some missunderstanding when I put a man´s body there - this symbol is too much well known and the message get´s lost then I´m afraid. Imagine this picture - this will maybe misinterpreted as simple rude blasphemy instead of pointing at the problem?!
But your may be right with your argument?! I don´t know... it would be helpful to hear other opinions!
What i meant was that it is not a problem assosiated with gender.
with your title/tagline "sin and sensibility", "its a sin?!" someone who doesnt know the context of this campaign or competition, would get the first impression that women are responsible for aids.
if someone wants to be offended by the nakedness, i think it would be more "rude" with a female body, instead of a man;s. women are either way so over exposed and over used by advertising any way.
using men would be a much needed change.
i dont think it would be a "blasphemy", at any way no more with a male body as opposite to a female one.
Just my humble opinion of course, and if i need to see a naked guy i dont have to look at jovoto or the internet :D
good luck for this competition :)
I like Martina's thoughts..I think looking at it out of the competition context, it can give the impression that women are responsible for HIV/AIDS. But also, women are more vulnerable to infection than men so it is a 50/50 kind of message. The only problem I see is that it may need an explanation; it's not easily interpreted. But I like it!
nice series! until now the best for me! simple and clear, relative to the briefing. Very good
What a comment... Thank you!!
tut gut! :D
Powerfull images, I like about them that they let you thinking and that they are open to one´s interpretation, I would definetely live the claim with a question mark "Is it a sin ?"
Excellent work : )
Thank you for telling your thoughts, fledigo! And for liking it :-)
very very nice idea! I like it! 9* for you! good luck! =)
Thank you very much!
Why is she crucified? I guess you mean something else, but obviously I don't get the message...
Hi Anita, thanks for your feedback!
I tried to explain my thoughts concerning the message above in some early comments.
Wo ist denn der männliche Part? ;)
Du meinst, es ist schade, daß ich nicht weitergemacht habe? ;-)