Because of the internet, many people know each other by what they write, but have never met face to face. That's the connection that Beatriz made and is why she is now inviting groups of eight bloggers to a (free) workshop every wednesday where she gives them the materials to make a mask. The conversations at the workshops have been varied, but they are always linked to the internet and what happens to us with our blogs. Each person lets their creativity run wild. Eighteen bloggers have participated so far and Beatriz hopes to attract 100, after which a public exposition will show the masks which were made during the workshops. Anyone is free to take part in the project by inscribing at Beatriz's blog.
Opinions of Participants:
Yvette: “I took part an experience which could be defined as a catharsis of spirit and of energy.”
Roberto: “And yesterday, as I left the great artistic meeting, I felt like Patrick Swayze in Ghost, looking for Demi Moore. What can I say, two hours of good conversation, concentrated in trying to create something with my hands in the clay that, little by little, took form. I enjoyed the experience from beginning to end.
Nicolas: “A breakthrough. I hadn't been in one, since the times of BBS. Old times. Loved to realize how all are anxious to communicate, to share, to give. For free.”
Nadia: “We participated in a quasi-therapeutic session of conversation, beating the clay, craft-work and, of course, with the topic of blogs floating in the air.”
Carlos Verdugo took photos of the workshop.
Translation by David Sasaki
This is really neat. Self identification through art and expression, like a blog, but almost an extension of that same energy as well.
Words, images, technology giving a new face to the Self. :)
Thanks for this.
Hey David thank you for your post. I really think that what we are doing with the masks is quite original, not just in blogging. We hope to reach one hundred bloggers as soon as possible to complete the whole exhibition. Beatriz is leading this activity and we are waiting for her call to paint our faces and finish this project.
Carlos Verdugo V.
Oops – I made a mistake. It was actually Rosario Lizana who wrote this post. I just translated it. And I agree – very cool project. I hope more artists begin creating works that involve bloggers and their social networks.
Face to face, there’s no other way to really know people.
Beatriz has this gift for everyone who wants it.
Roberto (Nowadays AKA P. Swayze)