Fringe Festival 2011 will host the Bangkok premiere of American artist, author and director Faythe Levine’s documentary Handmade Nation and workshop on the 5th and 6th of February at Patravadi Theatre.
Bangkok Premiere of Handmade Nation
Film Screening and Q & A with director Faythe Levine
Saturday February 5th 5:00 PM
Artist, author and director Faythe Levine covered 19,000 miles and 15 cities, documenting the rise of DIY culture across North America for the film Handmade Nation. Today’s handmade movement has emerged as a synthesis of historical technique, punk culture, and the DIY ethos, heavily influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art.
Handmade Nation captures the tightly knit community that exists through websites, blogs, and online stores that connect to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Levine’s interviews were conducted on location in artist studios, homes, boutiques, offices and craft fairs, giving the public an exclusive and rarely seen look into the lives of these creative individuals.
Handmade Nation is approximately one hour in duration and will be immediately followed by a short Q & A with the director.
Seats are available on a first-come-first-served basis. No reservation required.
Immerse yourself in the politics of handmade. Whether you have never been introduced to the power that can be wielded by craft or if you are a seasoned veteran living a DIY lifestyle, come joint the discussion led by Faythe Levine, Director and co-author of Handmade Nation. Each participant will create his or her own embroidery while discussion will be stimulated by a series of handouts, a slide show and two short screenings of political craft in motion.
The short films to be screened include:
MicroRevolt.com by Cat Mazza
KnitKnit Sundown Salon by Sabrina Gschwandtner
Limited to 25 participants. RSVP is strongly encouraged.
Participants will receive a packet including embroidery directions, a sublime stitching embroidery pattern to use at home, and additional literature about craftivism.
To RSVP please email: firstname.lastname@example.org or call 083-307-1976
The screening of “HANDMADE NATION” and workshop is supported by the Embassy of the United States, and the Greater Milwaukee Foundation’s Mary L. Nohl Fund Suitcase Export Fund for Visual Art and Free Size.