Through the eyes of a woman also consists of a public installation that was created during a Swedish-Kenyan collaboration in Stockholm. The installation consists of nine five meter long fabrics with paintings made by Kenyan artists Joan Otieno, Chelagat “Chela” Cherwon and Antonette Apondi, reflecting their perspectives of the world “Through the eyes of a woman”. In addition to the fabrics a furniture was created in collaboration with Swedish architect Julia Andersson. The furniture is formed as a circle and consists of 12 wooden pieces, each symbolizing the female version of the 12 disciples of Jesus. Through its interactive form it creates a space for meeting and reflection, encouraging the discussion on gender perspectives to continue and grow. The purpose of the installation is to take the discussion to different public spaces in Sweden and abroad.
The Twelve Women Disciples
JULIA ANDERSSON / 2017
Plywood and acrylics
JOAN OTIENO, CHELAGAT CHERWON, ANTONETTE APONDI / 2017
Painted fabrics, 9 pieces, 1 x 5 m