Show him that you love him
Robertson Dale, Tahiti, 1992
The couple in the central image of this poster
represent a way to defeat AIDS, through fidelity. Wearing
traditional Polynesian dress and patterns they look towards each
other. The border of the poster consists of repeated outlined
caricatures of two lovers. Though the language of the poster is
French, much of the imagery is specific to Tahitian culture.
Tahiti has often been represented in the
European imagination as a sexual paradise, partly thanks to
European visitors such as the English naturalist Joseph Banks, who
visited the island in the late 1760s and recorded his experiences
in his 'Endeavour Journal', and the French painter Paul Gaugin, who
spent the last part of his life there.