Mondcivitano - The Women of the World Project
Jamie is currently planning a new, very large vagina panel that will eventually include a cast of a woman from every country in the world. The concept behind this artwork is multi-layered. On one level it will show that women around the world are united in combating the popularity of labiaplasties. The cost of trimming your labia in the USA is more than people in some countries earn in a year. It’s a bonkers world. Whilst women in some parts of the world are wondering how they will eat and feed their children that day, in other places women are wondering if their genitals are pretty. This artwork also has the deeper political purpose of demonstrating to everybody how many different nations there are. This artwork will be a mark of defiance from women from countries that seek to oppress their sexuality. It will give a voice to women from some countries whose very identity is not recognised by local regimes or the world as a whole.
Which country one is from can be a tricky question to answer. Are we from the place we were born, the place we grew up, the place we live now or the place our parents came from? That is for the individual to decide. Our personal identities are tied up with nationhood. It is a basic human need to belong. The world map in constantly shifting and national boundaries are being redrawn. Countries are being created, renamed, merged, divided and lost. In those shifting sands how can one be secure in a national identity? Is it a good idea anyway? ‘Mondcivitano’ means ‘citizen of the world’ in Esperanto, a language conceived to bring us all closer together. We are all citizens of the world, first and foremost. Increasingly we must learn to stand united. Perhaps a small artwork like this can make a large statement.
WE ARE CURRENTLY SEEKING FUNDING FOR THIS PROJECT. IF YOU OR YOUR COMPANY WOULD BE INTERESTED IN DISCUSSING THIS UNIQUE OPPORTUNITY, PLEASE CONTACT JAMIE DIRECTLY.
Below is a list of countries of the world that are not yet cast as of our last update. If you’d like to get involved, just click on it. You need to be visiting the UK to be cast as there is no budget for Jamie to fly to every country (fun as that would be!). He does of course travel to different countries and will be posting on the Facebook Fan Page when and where. If you are determined to be the one to rerpresent your country but you cannot get to the UK, Jamie will come to you to be cast if at all possible, at your expense. You may choose to make use it as a marketing exercise in which Jamie is happy to cooperate. Art has to be made somehow!
List of available countries for MONDCIVITANO - The Women of the World Project
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