We all wear clothing made of textiles. Textiles are our second skin.
"In Absence of Bodies" by Gianni Pettena, Installation in Zurich
, Photo: Kurt Reinhard
Manufacturing, processing and trade link us around the globe. The Global Skin wants to make this visible and thereby sensitize viewers for fair and sustainable action.
The Global Skin is collecting short filmed stories on this theme from all around the world. The highlight will be a video contest. From the best results they will produce a patchwork film for the cinema. The deadline is October 31. The short films they are seeking are about people and textiles. Winners can win prizes totalling US$ 30,000.
The Global Skin is produced by the Center for Storytelling in cooperation with the Dschoint Ventschr Film Production in Zurich and the Zurich University of the Arts (ZHdK). The project makes visible global connections and interdependencies by making use of the modern tools of communication in a worldwide, collaborative process.
We are looking for contributions of talents from as many regions and cultures as possible. Therefore it is necessary that many young creatives learn about the project and get the opportunity to participate and show their talent.
Known members of the jury are the renowned video artist Pipilotti Rist and the director Christian Frei (Oscar Nomination: "War Photographer").
To learn more, go to http://theglobalskin.org/home-eng.html or visit Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/theglobalskin