The Flying Ants and the Beauty of Ice

Heidi Pietarinen, Eija Timonen

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Namibian artist Lena Tsueb’s embroidered work Flying Ants (2016) inspired two Finnish artists, Heidi Pietarinen and Eija Timonen, to invite the Ju/’hoansi San community of beaders in Namibia, to collaborate in ‘Ice’, a project examining culture, craft and identity as part of a shared creative process. That process saw Pietarinen, Timonen and eight Ju/’hoansi San beaders apply their chosen tools: woven textiles, photos and bead embroidery. The aims of this project were to develop a method for multicultural artistic cooperation and to focus on the ways in which artists from different cultural contexts can work with a common theme.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArts-Based Methods for Decolonising Participatory Research
EditorsTiina Seppälä, Melanie Sarantou, Satu Miettinen
Place of PublicationNew York
ISBN (Electronic)978-1-003-05340-8
ISBN (Print)978-0-367-51327-6, 978-0-367-51331-3
Publication statusPublished - 19 Apr 2021
MoEC publication typeA3 Part of a book or another research book

Publication series

SeriesRoutledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies

Field of science

  • Visual arts and design


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