Marquez evokes the case of local tribespeople who discover films for the first time. They experience the lives of characters on-screen and follow their adventures with great interest. However, when the same actors who have died in one film then come back to life as new heroes in the next film, the locals are confused and angry.
We often forget that our cognitive world is based on conventions that we have learned; the illusion of 3D in paintings or drawings is not innate. We also learn NOT to see/hear/feel certain things. Open your eyes, ears and senses to everything around you. What can you find ?
Paddy Hartley works as an artist with a split personality. Paddy Hartley(1) the artist produces a range of installations and pieces that examine the human cost of war and violence. He often uses pottery, porcelain, embroidery, clothing and textiles to convey his visions. One project, his Face Corsets (made in collaboration with the Wellcome Institute and surgeons at King’s College London and the Department of Maxillofacial Surgery at Guy’s Hospital) looked at ways to constrain the shape of the face - ultimately leading to progress in reconstructive surgery of patients’ faces after burns or accident trauma. The masks he made became experimental facial implants constructed from Bioglass and are still being developed today. This particular project was so successful that he started producing bondage-style masks for high fashion magazines and popular film stars or singers. Paddy Hartley(2) the designer of face corsets and neckwear was born.
Playing for Change project; Stand By Me