Textile art and artists play an active role in the culture of the Zapotec communities in Oaxaca, Mexico. Following the work and daily lives of weavers from six different villages in the region, this documentary traces the evolution of their weaving tradition from its early development millennia ago to the present day. The story also looks at the integration of ancient techniques with new technologies and explores how Zapotec artisans are now drawing upon the past to help them move toward the future. 76 minutes.
Olafur Eliasson is an internationally acclaimed artist whose work The New York Times has called “a model for future art.” In this 2010 video lecture from the Falling Walls Conference, Eliasson demonstrates how art, melding emotions with the mechanics of perception, reveals new frontiers in the exploration of time, space, and society. 15 minutes.