linear as it seems
“The tapestry is a beauty, slowly created by warm skillful hands, a calm mind and a sensitive soul.”
Today, a variety of arts and crafts, traditionally called “tapestry”, acts as a complex artistic phenomenon that combines the qualities of several genres at once – from “hand weaving” to “textile” sculpture.
Initially, the concept of tapestry was a method of producing fabric that looked like a wall lint-free carpet with a plot or ornamental composition. This carpet was woven by hand, from colored or silk threads through their weave. Continue reading
In 2012, a very interesting Chilean film called “No.” was released. This is a report on the tactics of advertising used during the 1988 referendum, when Chileans decided whether dictator Augusto Pinochet should stay in power. Pinochet was known for his ruthlessness and cruelty, and by his orders tens of thousands of Chileans were tortured and more than 3,000 people were killed (according to official data). The film has a very interesting look at communication, which is still underestimated; shows how ineffective was the campaign against Pinochet, which relied only on the graphic images of his atrocities and the terrible statistics on death, imprisonment and censorship. Continue reading