BASANT IN CHICAGO
Invitation: Twine @ Polvo
Friday December 14, 2007
from 7pm -9pm
Join Twine for an evening of "Basant": A celebration of the metaphor of spring in the cold of December in Chicago. We invite you for an evening of art, film, storytelling, and dialogue dedicated to building awareness about choices in art, craft, and design to nature and humanity.
- Viewing of "Basant" a sculptural piece inspired by the visual language of Sufi Basant that integrates fiber, natural dye and video to explore the process of resistance to destructive monocultural values through personal narrative and metaphor.
- Screening of "Basant" a short documentary about theSufi Basant in India directed by Delhi Based Filmmaker, Yousuf Saeed:. http://www.ektara.org/
- "Why I went to Lubbock Texas" a presentation byTwine director, and Chicago based artist: Amy Mall, about her research in Sustainable Dye and Fiber. Amy has been researching the ecological and social concerns linked to cotton in India, where the rate of cancer and suicide in Punjab is growing. She recently traveled to Lubbock Texas, the center of the US cotton Industry, to visit with the Texas Organic Cotton Marketing Cooperative and try to gain a broader perspective of this global issue. www.twinenfp. org
- "What do handbags have to do with the Iraq war?": Presentation by co-collaborator of Noon Solar, Marianne Fairbanks, about the start of her solarpowered handbag company with Jane Palmer and the ecological and social motivations behind their carefulmaterial choices: www.noonsolar. com
- the evening will conclude with a conversation amongall who attend. Please Join Us! Twine, NFP is dedicated to the intersection of Art, Ecology and Social Justice Internationally.
1458 W. 18th St., 1R (entrance on Laflin St.)
Chicago, IL 60608