Andrea Mindel - "WAR?! WHAT WAR? - How does one achieve eternal bliss?"
This is a film made by Milo Van Giap to go alongside Andrea Mindels intervention for the 102nd anniversary of Dada at the Towner Gallery, Eastbourne.
Text taken from Towner, Eastbourne;
"What if the Dada movement had started in 2020 in lockdown?Is now a timely moment to resurrect the spirit and essence of Dada? To mark the 102nd anniversary of the 1st Dada International Exhibition in Berlin, 31 d/Deaf, Disabled and Neurodivergent artists will stage Dada inspired interventions in 30 museums and galleries across Britain and Northern Ireland on 2 July 2022 The interventions cover a wide range of artistic practices including performative, time based, ephemeral, quirky, unusual, minimal, solo/duo/group, digital and much more.At Towner, Andrea Mindel, a contemporary textile and multi-disciplinary artist based in the UK, will carry out their intervention: WAR?! WHAT WAR? - How does one achieve eternal bliss? Using the traditional embroidery technique of goldwork, they will incorporate a surprising and original approach.Andrea Mindel’s needlework practice confronts themes of social injustice, grief and mourning within the context of climate crisis, illness, disease and genocide. Embroidering with conscience and creating materiality through the repetitive motion of stitch, Andrea’s work pays tribute, memorialising and making beautiful things from difficult narratives. The event, with the title We are Invisible We are Visible (WAIWAV), is presented by DASH, the Disabled led visual arts organisation, and was awarded the 2021 Ampersand Award."