CONSHOHOCKEN, Pa., Nov. 15, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- On World AIDS Day, December 1st, 2016, Project RunwayAll Stars winner and Dining Out For Life spokesperson Mondo Guerra will reveal a 360-degree video designed to emphasize the power of Pozitivity while fostering hope and inspiration for people infected or affected by HIV/AIDS.
Guerra approached this World AIDS Day project with a consciousness and understanding that we respond to situations based on how we perceive them. "With these designs, I hope to demonstrate the idea that reality is a fluid concept," stated Guerra. "What we perceive as real is often defined by preconceived notions, attitudes and other influences - which in turn shapes how we view ourselves and the world. When I was first diagnosed with HIV, I could have chosen to see my status as devastating and terrible - and respond accordingly. Instead, I made a choice to live with HIV in ways that challenge and inspire me both as an artist and as an advocate," stated Guerra. Guerra will present the second generation of his acclaimed Pozitivity print as part of a :90 second video montage that will reveal 62 newly created images, each representing an AIDS Service Organization licensee of the annual Dining Out For Life fundraiser, for which Guerra is a national spokesperson. "Artistically, I am inspired to pay homage to those who work endlessly helping others affected by HIV/AIDS. Living with HIV and working on a long-term wellness plan with my doctors has changed my perceptions on life. I now choose to live each and every day with a positive spirit, and I'm positive that I am better for it. That's the power of Pozitivity that I hope to share." Subaru of America, a longtime supporter of HIV/AIDS health education and awareness initiatives and a decade-long national sponsor of Dining Out For Life, commissioned Guerra to create the World AIDS Day tribute. Marketing agency "15 Minutes" Inc. utilized a 360-degree 3-D video application on a montage of Guerra's illustrations because the format allows viewers to change the angle of the imagery, altering their perception of the designs. For Guerra, an HIV+ artist, this feature symbolizes the choices each of us has in how we view and respond to life's circumstances.