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Urban Myth

by Helen

I got to thinking about how we cling to perceived truths to protect us even when there is no scientific evidence behind that belief. I have used the African amulet to symbolise the myths, referencing the tradition of placing a piece of writing from a holy book inside a pouch on a hunting shirt to give magical powers of protection. This amulet contains a list of urban myths about how to cure AIDS, wrapped in a piece of kuba cloth and bark cloth with additional wax print to represent the spread of AIDS all over the continent. The Cowrie shells are an African symbol of life and regeneration. The amulet is hanging over a grid of streets and city blocks. More on the blog.

Urban Myth by Helen
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