I’ll be going on a little road trip today to Hå Gamle Prestegård about an hour south of Stavanger. I have been there several times before enjoying the art and the scenery, but this time is different. I’ll be taking part in a workshop for the international art project “Desconocida Unknown Ukjent” by the Norwegian artist Lise Bjørne Linnert. The project puts the spotlight on trafficking, violation and murders of women through embroidery.
Since the beginning in 2006 2200 people all over the world have participated and more than 4000 patches have been embroidered. The project has been exhibited at museums and galleries in Norway and abroad. You can read more about the project at Lise’s blog.
I’m sure it will be heartbreaking working on someone’s name knowing they are missing or dead, but I really want to do this. As a woman and mother I find it horrifying how many women who are raped or murdered or just simply disappear.
I’ll let you know how it went as soon as I have dried my tears.