Cast a light

21 May 2012

Stigma was tackled in word and art at UCT's Candlelight Memorial – themed Shine Light. Stop Stigma – on 10 May.

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On request from the HIV/AIDS Institutional Co-ordination Unit (HAICU), 62 fine-arts students on the foundation course at the Michaelis School of Fine art had set up a series of exhibitions in which they investigated the theme. One challenge set for the students by lecturer Fabian Saptouw was to make the pieces "interactive", and to get a dialogue of sorts going with viewers. "Because it needs to be a conversation that we're all able to have with each other," said student Helen Aadnesgaard. In pictures (clockwise from top): Saptouw and students Michelle Aucamp and Aadnesgaard; Tamsyn Dodds, Laura Chittenden, Jolandi Coetzee, Cleo du Plessis, Elize de Beer, Kasey Davies and Kate Eriksen with their condom vending machine; Pam Bentley and Jane Matthews show off some of their creations; and passer-by Ndlela Sithembile gets up close to another of the pieces

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