Wednesday 9 June 8 p.m.
Dundee Contemporary Arts, Dundee, Scotland
Handmade Nation documents a movement of artists, crafters and designers that recognise the marriage between historical techniques, punk and DIY ethos while being influenced by traditional handiwork, modern aesthetics, politics, feminism and art. Fuelled by the common thread of creating, Handmade Nation explores a burgeoning art community that is based on creativity, determination and networking.
In 2006 first-time director Faythe Levine travelled to 15 cities, interviewing 80 individuals. Levine captured the virtually tight-knit community that exists through websites, blogs and online stores and connects to the greater public through independent boutiques, galleries and craft fairs. Interviews were also conducted in artist studios and homes of the featured makers. Faythe Levine will introduce the screening and participate in Q&A session afterwards. The event is part of the Prototype Symposium, co-convened by Duncan of Jordanstone College of ARt & Design and the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, which is taking place June 10-11th in Dundee. BOOK NOW: www.dca.org.uk/whats-on/films/handmade-nation.html