My pleasure regarding the article. This is a stunning piece of art. Embroidered on felt, too, some people are so talented! 🙂 I should have been a better textiles and design student and paid attention at school, I was always too busy buried in a book. So refreshing to see artwork.
Dear PPGG 🙂 I felt a similarity between this piece and some of our poetry. Both are playfully dealing with whatever the situation is, a playful transcendence. This subject, in true life could get on your nerves! But what an elegant and “respectable” mischief!
Dear Naj, I am not an expert on our poetry, I have just been lucky to meet a few “sincere” experts, and start to have a better notion about this major feature of a culture that happens to be ours 🙂
You know the word “رندي”, I don’t know how I can translate this… mischief?
I see this “embroidery” as descriptive, humorous, artful and mischievous. Like some aspect of our poetry. Don’t you think so?
Indeed I do agree with you. I am no expert in our poetry either, that’s why I asked you 🙂
But I think a part of mischiveous acheivement of this piece is its symbolic framing of a woman in the TV box. It’s the embodiment … I mean the embroideriment of “media is the message” (sorry as a canadian I cannot go through my day without a good dose of McLuhan 🙂 ) It can have so many readings and it is also very contemporary. Thanks for posting it and for drawing attention to its “rendy” 🙂
Naj, slow down! I am at the end of the first page of your impressive research!… [later], I have just finished reading it. I am sure we can find a similarity between this small “embroidery” and 3 decades of cinema somewhere 🙂
This was a very interesting reading, though I haven’t seen most of the movies. I hope you will post it on your blog. Mr. Nafici’s comments were interesting. Do you have an online link to more of his writings?
I posted an indirect link to the iso unfortunately I do not have any online reference of Naficy. I borrow his book from the library once a year 🙂
For me, the link between the emroidery and the three decade of cinema is in the image of the woman! I know I sound like a god-aweful feminist (no offense to feminists, I mean hard-core, dedicated, uberwomanists); but I am not.
The image of a ‘covered’ woman on “screen” is full of internally paradoxical contentions. Thus rich! Hmmm somehow your mischief made me think of Obeid Zakani’s description of “covered” women.