Exhibition and talk in monheim am Rhein

Exhibition and talk in monheim am Rhein

Zum Welt-Aids-Tag 2019 werfen wir gemeinsam mit dem Künstler Philipp Spiegel einen sehr individuellen Blick auf den Themenbereich HIV und Heterosexualität. Gemäß dem Untertitel des Aktionsmottos 2019 „Streich die Vorurteile“ versucht der Künstler mit seinen Werken, den Vorurteilen seiner Umwelt auf mehreren Ebenen zu begegnen. Denn über die grundsätzliche Überprüfung der eigenen Denk- und Verhaltensweisen gegenüber HIV-Positiven hinaus muss wieder mehr Bewusstsein dafür geschaffen werden, dass HIV nicht nur homosexuelle Menschen (be-)trifft.

Visual Diaries II

Visual Diaries II

My mind was plunged into chaos - questioning everything. Every decision, every choice I had to make overwhelmed me. When working on portraits or on fashion shoots, I failed to direct. I couldn’t helm the situation. I couldn’t instruct people. My mind was in a frenzied mess – which was reflected in my lack of confidence. I doubted everything – especially my ability to make decisions.

The Next Project

The Next Project

Even as someone with HIV, I sometimes struggle to find the exact forms of infectious behavior. There seems to be a prevalent “half-knowledge” of what is seen as risky, and of what is seen as safe sex. People tend to have a bit of an idea, but nobody really knows the details or exact ways of transmission. The HIV Kama Sutra will hopefully change that.

Women I

Women I

Images confronting the challenge of an HIV confession, as well as the perception of my approach to women after my diagnosis. What was before? What is after?