Yarnbombing And Protesting

22 Jul

These tires were wrapped in fabric and put across a road by  in Beirut , Lebanon by Bokja Design July 3 2012 as a protest against tire burning .

3 Great Things About This

1.Tires are being burned frequently in Beirut as protest against power outages , illegal shootings and police actions. The burning tires are exceptionally toxic and create heavy clouds of dark harsh smelling smoke . These tires were wrapped in beautiful vintage fabrics and placed across a road in Saifi Village as a beautiful and clear protest against the destruction of Lebanon’s air. The tires were later taken to the airport and stacked in the entrance . This protest has received tremendous support from people in Lebanon .

2. Two people stood next to the tires holding a sign saying ” We are Tyred .”

3. Bokja design was started by 2 Lebanese woman – Hoda Baroudi and Maria Hibri . Their wonderful design collection is made from salvaged furniture that they cover with a huge array of precious patterned fabrics . The tires look like their furniture .

Creative Secret ; Making beautiful art as a form of protest instead of using anger and destruction.

Art transforming an ordinary banal object into something magical , historical and dreamlike .

Making art in terrible circumstances gives the artist true power.

Aesthetics ; If these tires had been wrapped in these fantastic fabric just to make a sculpture it would have been a beautiful object . The round shapes are centering and the contrast of fine fabric and hard rubber is  tactile , pleasing and disturbing . Seeing them outside stacked is transfixing  , nervewracking and thrilling .

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2 Responses to “Yarnbombing And Protesting”

  1. gaiamethod July 23, 2012 at 2:07 am #

    Brilliant idea!!!! I also find it fascinating that cultures that live with struggle daily, lose their creativity, even if they lots of time on their hands!! So a terrific idea from these two women on lots of levels!!! But OMG vintage fabrics??? I had a minor heart attack when I read that! :-O i will have to check out their designs. Might be able to apply them here in Egypt too!!!

  2. Oakland Daily Photo July 23, 2012 at 11:45 pm #

    Thank you for sharing this information. I did not know about this protest/art installation.

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