Jackie Ruth Murray

Jackie Ruth Murray

Contact:   jackieruthmurray@gmail.com   http://lnkd.in/nTCSzF

The Waiting (2012:7min)

This film is about my experience of living with HIV. More specifically, it attempts to explore my current immanency of beginning life-long antiretroviral treatment, which has given rise to an internal state of ambivalence. When I began this project I asked myself what significance it might have in my own journey and that of others regards antiretroviral medication. It is hoped that this film will link my and other people’s private worlds on a public platform and that it may reach beyond those that are infected into the lives of those affected or simply interested in developing an understanding of the anticipatory fears and ironies inherent in commencing antiretroviral medication.

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I have worked as a photographer/videographer for local and international editorials and NGO’s such as Struik Publishers, New Media Publishing, The New Economics Foundation, Action on Disability and Development, World Emergency Relief, Peabody Housing Trust, African Medical Research Education Fund, Free Gender and the Centre for Public Mental Health. I was head of photography for 7 years at a tertiary design institution where I secured the two gold Loerie student advertising campaign awards for Art Direction. I teach photography modules on an ad hoc basis at Stellenbosch University’s Visual Arts Department. I am currently curating a photographic/video installation show of aerial works by Paul Van Schalkwyk at the Franco Namibian Cultural Centre in Windhoek.