Dreamcatcher

Dreamcatcher image

Dreamcatcher image

Approximately 4,000 black condoms obtained both via the RSA/German arms deal and by the kind donation of De Waterkant Men’s Health Centre.

Dreamcatchers originate from the Native American’s Ojibwa tribe who believe that a dreamcatcher changes a child’s dreams: only the good dreams would pass through and the nightmares would be filtered out or trapped until they perished in the light of dawn. This Dreamcatcher represents the ‘nightmares’ that are prevented by responsible sex. The original black condoms used to create this installation were the result of the public relations campaign to promote the South African/German arms deal: “A German company is to build a condom factory in South Africa in exchange for a $594m contract for three German submarines.”. South Africa took charge of its German submarines in 2006 but the condoms are all that remain of the promise of a condom factory.