The 'SCARECROW' AS A METAPHOR (this project is partially funded by National Arts Council
The ARROWSA - INDRA, South to North and SAUKINDIA collaboration moved from scarecrows as literal artworks to considering them as metaphors for addressing social ills including gender based violence.
Hi everyone. For anyone who is new that is tuning in my name is Angela Del Fava and I come from a community in Durban South Africa called Sydenham. When I think of my community amidst it's beauty, I see gangsters, drug dealers, beggars, inequality and poverty. And so, in relation to our topic of gender-based violence and our scarecrow project, I decided to tell a different story about the men in my community. So, sit back, relax and enjoy.
Show cartoon drawings with music.
So moral of the story, the good you stand for, male or female, shines light and creates an impact. Not just for now but for generations to come. The backpack of my scarecrow is unity, identity and community development. I believe this is what my community needs right now. This is what my scarecrow believes in and that he chooses to carry with him.
Good day Indra family, my name is Jesse and I would like to share my scarecrow with you.
The scarecrow's name is 'the protector' and I use this name for the following reasons I will be mentioning. In my community there is a lot of garbage and litter around beautiful trees, flowers and reeds on the riverbank. In time, nature grows and in twine with the litter and they are now fused together because of the lack of stewardship of the people that is walking around it and not picking it up.
Now, my scarecrow protects not just the nature but man-made things to. See, in order to make glass you'll need sand to do so and in order to make paper you'll need trees to do so. In other words, they are all one in the same and the protector does show it that quite well as you can see here (showing parts of the scarecrow).
Gracia Nicholls and Nicole Sacco:
Scarecrow script - Brilliant Black Beauty
Both: This is Brilliant Black Beauty
Gracia: She is made up of old plastic, toilet rolls, come plants and old fabric.
Nicole: She represents every indigenous woman and every woman in South Africa and Africa.
Gracia: She also represents every woman who has risen up, embraces her identity and fights against the evils in society.
Nicole: She is redeemed, powerful, royalty, she is Brilliant Black Beauty. She is resilient, humble and she is radiant!
Selby Williams and Sue-Livia van Wyk
Presentation of who I am?
I think not it be necessary as you see. Authority and strength
Wisdom at length
Protecting to be what must be.
Protection for whom do I hold this fort? Birds that must fly, bees to draw nigh, but turn me around and it will be found This image of God cannot be bought.
Protectors who will stand - fathers, brothers, husbands’ friends without compromise.
Protection of why we were born - our purpose and destiny.
If we look at the reflection of ourselves or others and know that we are created in God’s image, we will not dare allow the violation of traﬃcking, violence or any other abuse.
Blue & White - UK but also peace and love
Practical reflectors, ribbons, cloak and a bell to shoo the birds.
SA Flag - Safety for all our people in our land
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