Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Weaving Refugees 2: Women at work

Video taken by women and edited by me.
Taller Femenino de la Union Nacional Mujeres Saharaui, Wilaya de Dajla, 2007.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Textile jevels, sculptures...

Textile jevels, sculptures, ornaments and boxes.
Objects made by hand weaving of ancient pages, real gold thread, sometimes glass beads from Africa, wrought iron keys from India, porcupine quills.
Antique books have wonderful pages, which last for centuries. The ancient paper was made by recycling of hemp and linen fabrics, hand spun and hand woweny. Here is therefore a material rich in history, even when it was new, a few centuries ago.
Italy is full of antique books, they are mostly due to the Catholic Church, which had a lot to print: ritual or theological manuals, law, hagiography. Those Popes stripped the marble of ancient Rome, to build new churches and palaces, they even merged the ancient bronzes of Pantheon for their modern gun batteries in Castel Sant'Angelo. Should I not have the right to recycle their old books in my modern weaving?

Friday, August 27, 2010

Students' shots

Three Students of Photography in the Fine Art Academy of Terni came to visit my workshop: Angela Beninati, Edy Mostarda and Gianluca Pantaleo. I here selected three shots by each student:


Sunday, August 22, 2010

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Weaving Refugees 1: Field Interview

Saharawi Regugee Camp of Dajla, 2005.

Interwiew and video by Union Nacional Mujeres Saharaui, Wilaya de Dajla.
Film editing by me. I hope that the forthcoming episodes wil be more exciting.

-Reality and politics in the Saharawi carpets.

-Corso di Formazione Tessile Tradizionale e Sperimentale

Monday, August 09, 2010

Templer Road PDF



My Catalog "Templer Road - Blankets of Wisdom" is now online!
I am proud of my first test with IPhoto...
but I must divide it into 2 files: 5.6 Mb + 6 Mb. Sorry :-(



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