Tuesday, October 15, 2013

On Threads and Tangents: post notes

It's been a few days and I'm still reeling from this RISD Museum performance:

Live stitching, video, costume, and noise came together as one with a rapt audience that participated by throwing yarn everywhere. And allowing me to use their faces. For those of you who were there - THANK YOU. For those of you who missed it - I hope to share a video of the performance very soon.

For now, please see some really fun shots taken by friends:

photos:[top] Brian Jablonski [bottom] Jinwon Lee

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

[THE LOST WEEK] Stitched Portraits: Mahatma Gandhi

(b. Oct. 2, 1869)

I was a freshman in high school when I saw the biopic, Gandhi. As most of my classmates slept, I felt connected to this idea of fighting without violence. I noted earlier in the collection that his wife,  Kasturba Gandhi (see her stitched portrait here), taught Mahatma the ways of non-violent civil disobedience. (behind every great man...)

He led India to independence and inspired people all over the World. And he was also a bit of a creepy, crazy person. But aren't we all? I like to think of him as an inspiration and I will remember his lesson, including how it affected those closest to him.

Gandhi (with intensity):

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

[THE LOST WEEK] Stitched Portraits: Jimmy Carter

(b. Oct. 1, 1924)

Happy Birthday, Jimmy Carter. On this day, when the government has been shut down I'm glad I get to think about you. You, who pleaded with Americans in 1979 to be less greedy. And I really wish that message would stick. Thank you, Jimmy Carter.

Smiling, looking forward: