Video Art: Humanity and people – Michal Rovner

video art, migration, people, art

"Art is a very high level of communication - but before that, we do have a responsibility - we do have to remember" Michal Rovner Her work looks like a screen of writing but then as you look closer, you realise it is rows of people walking - and this is not animation, it is …

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How to start writing – Marian Keyes

tips on beginning writing

Marian Keyes, Irish novelist, made this brief video of 3 techniques to get started on the writing and potentially beat writer's block. If you live in the UK and pay a TV licence, you can see it at: https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p05fj5f8 In summary, her 3 helpful hints are there: Establish a routine which works for you (she …

Knit your own tinsel

Knit your own tinsel!?  No way?  Yes, way.  Arne and Carlos demonstrate, using the "i-cord" technique which stands for "idiot stitch".  The whole demo is unintentionally hilarious, as they share a house and knitting career together yet are very different personalities - and one of the biggest differences is that one of them loves glittery …

Art and Dementia

Dementia building

At Stirling University's Dementia Services Development Centre,  the Director is very positive about art being made and viewed by people with dementia. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eoQCV4ouAqI Professor June Andrews, believes that the illnesses' disinhibiting side effect serves to help people recover their childhood enjoyment of arts: singing, dancing, painting.  The centre often holds art exhibitions with a mixture …