On the Balkan Fibre Art workshop Michaela Padeva was creating paper artwork ‘Body as a Dress of Soul’, whose form was following the shape of crinoline and pattern was an assemblage of paper cuts and wooden branches.
‘Body as a Dress of Soul’ by Michaela Padeva (c)
Textiles and threads varied through ages, from animal skin and hair to subtle silk skins and finest brocade as symbols of luxury, nobility and aesthetics. The process came to its most subversive outcome in the nylon, fake leather, and other plastic and artificial materials that marked a new era of textile.
Little Cat Mountain by Michaela Padeva (c)
I don’t think I’m able to speak out how much I admire the work by Tadeusz Kantor, an extraordinary visual artist and theater director.
Luckily enough, I found these days a short documentary on his work, as somewhat small visual introduction to the career of this theater genius. Because he was a sort of precede of performance art, I decided to include him into Body cinema, although his artworkz were of outer limits…