Category Archives: Art

This Agoraphobic Photographer Uses Google Street View to Travel the World

Photographer Jacqui Kenny roams the globe via Google Street View—from St. Louis, Senegal, to Arizona City, U.S—for her series “Agoraphobic Traveller.”

Kenny lives with agoraphobia, an anxiety condition that causes individuals to avoid venturing into crowded or remote places, for fear of having a panic attack and being unable to escape or find help. For some, at its worst, this can mean a fear of leaving home. To counter this, Kenny roams the globe via Google Street View, and virtually combs streets and landscapes to snap screenshots for her photography series “Agoraphobic Traveller.”

In some 26,000 screenshots and counting, she’s caught unsuspecting subjects—from a young couple kissing on a curb in Chile to three camels crossing an empty highway in United Arab Emirates—through her unlikely lens.

Source: This Agoraphobic Photographer Uses Google Street View to Travel the World

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From Penelope to Pussyhats, The Ancient Origins of Feminist Craftivism | Literary Hub

The pussyhat is part of a larger contemporary phenomenon known as Craftivism, which actively challenges the longstanding disparagement of women’s traditional art forms and has itself become a vehicle for feminist opposition. Craftivists run the gamut from hobbyist cross-stitchers urging us to “smash the patriarchy” to professional artists devoting painstaking hours to gallery exhibits. The Craftivist movement inherits a long tradition stretching back to the earliest history and literature of the West: Greco-Roman writers showed again and again how feminine art forms, particularly spinning and weaving, both segregated and subordinated women while also offering them an avenue for resistance.

Source: From Penelope to Pussyhats, The Ancient Origins of Feminist Craftivism | Literary Hub

Abuela Grillo – short animation film

Abuela Grillo is a beautiful short animation film based on water issues in Bolivia. Must watch!!

Read more here: https://chaikadai.wordpress.com/2012/11/03/abuela-grillo-grandmother-cricket/

https://clacsnyublog.com/2011/09/21/bolivian-animated-film-abuela-grillo-highlights-water-issues/