Saturday, 11 September 2010


I suddenly found myself being part of a workshop at an art center today.
Sitting in a group embroidering a persons name, one of many names of girls who have disappeared in Mexico.
This exhibition/workshop is run by the artist, Lise Bjørne Linnert.
There was also a documentary film about the disappearances, which was very strong and unforgettable.
When I came back I "googled" the Mexican name, "Ciudad Juarez", and found out even more......
ART can open eyes, and I have to say that TODAY my thoughts have been far away...
About 2300 people have been taking part in these 166 workshops, that have been taking place in several countries since 2006. The next workshop will be in London, and the work will continue as long as necessary.

8 comments:

Steven (Cavite DP) said...

Wow! That is a very commemorative Workshop! Very Unforgettable indeed! This is truly a workshop with a cause for awareness! Very nice of the artist!

Thanks for sharing this Gunn! And Thank you for visiting Cavite Daily Photo! Hope to see you again soon! :)

Steven^^

Jarart said...

This is a great and moving workshop! Thank you for giving your time and for showing us and telling us what it is about.

Randy said...

That really is amazing.

quantum satis said...

Har ikke sett noe i avisene om dette. Er det bare i Stavanger utstillingen har vært, her i Norge? Vel, dette gir en noe å tenke på, interessant og gripende !

Gunn said...

I searched for the artist`s CV and Hå Gamle Prestegård's homepage.
And found out that this exhibition has also been in Trondheim and Oslo..... The artist has been living in Houston, and I guess that this is a situation that the American people and politicians have been much more aware of than many of us Europeans.

Birdman said...

Neat art!

JM said...

This is fantastic! Great work.

James Mark said...

Informative and sad. Thanks for the reminder of the plight of vulnerable people. How well off we are.