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.
|Title of host publication||Arts-Based Methods for Decolonising Participatory Research|
|Editors||Tiina Seppälä, Melanie Sarantou, Satu Miettinen|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|ISBN (Print)||978-0-367-51327-6, 978-0-367-51331-3|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Apr 2021|
|MoEC publication type||A3 Part of a book or another research book|
|Series||Routledge Advances in Art and Visual Studies|