Wednesday, November 30, 2011

News from Ciudad Juaréz

Please see attached link for information. (in Spanish)

Sunday, November 27, 2011

News from Mexico and Ciudad Juarez

Journalist Diana Washington Valdez shared this information today:Mexican drug cartel allegedly wanted to 'blow up' buildings with U.S. weapons

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Installation of Desconocida Unknown Ukjent, Musée Bernadotte, Pau, 4th day of installation

I arrived in Pau Friday evening, beginning the installation of Desconocida at Musée Bernadotte Saturday morning. 5600 are ready to be installed - more than it is room for on this 8,5m long x 2,7m tall wall.
The labels will be installed in Morsecode, spelling out the Mexican and American anthem.

BonArt; Régis Estéuz, Lila Guarése and Anne Clerget have done such an incredible job planning it all. More than 20 workshops have been arranged by the them and Musée Bernadotte and 350 labels been embroidered here since September.

Yesterday, art students from ASAP embroidered and helped installing - 23 students worked all day. In addition Anne's brother Bonnard came from Paris to help with the installation. Mallet, Alice and friends of them have been there every day. The same has Régis, Lila and Anne. Today Renée came from Aloron to help install. She has arranged several workshops in her village.  Four days into the installation the wall is almost covered with labels!! I feel very fortunate and thankful to come and be met with such engagement. And all of them are doing everything voluntarily!
Jean-Pierre Melot and his staff at Musée Bernadotte and Musée Fine Arts have made this possible and also contributed greatly to every details and events. Thank you!

Tomorrow we will finish the wall, and set up the embroidery station. Information,wall text, Internet connection, blogs etc.

I hope to see many on the opening on Friday 5PM at Musée Fine Arts. The wall at Musée Bernadotte is open to view from 2 - 4 PM on Friday. I hope you all will take a postcard at the opening and send to the Mexican President, the situation in Ciudad Juarez is terrible.

Best Lise