'Life line', a stitched piece created by Sian Martin. Made for commission purposes, the used materials include multiple pieces of vellum, sewn together with thread, to celebrate the rescue of the Chilean miners in 2010, so it was probably made in the same year as this event.
‘The 33 Chilean miners’ are trapped in bad health and poverty
When the 33 Chilean miners were rescued from their desert entombment after 69 days, they emerged into a glittering world of studio lights and champagne; fêted as heroes, they were showered with promises of fame and fortune. But four years on, what’s life like for the Chilean miners? Almost half the group, suffering health and psychological difficulties and unable to work, are seeking government pensions.
69 days in the mine is a extremely long time. A heart of the mountain blocked their only way. It was said to be impossible by the pathetic company that these 33 men were working for. Hope was dim but it gather the brotherhood of these men over and over again, trusts, an apology and the faith in god ;and that's the crucial that has kept them alive. Very touching film with great sense of laughter in occasion make this film wonderful to watch.
Siân Martin Used fragments of fabrics and paper are stitched together to make new textile surfaces relate to my feeling of the importance of caring for the planet both as a way of re-cycling materials and of the subject matter of my art pieces. Life Line – Los 33 is composed of multiple pieces of stitched vellum that are threaded together to make a 2 metre length. This piece was created to celebrate the rescue of the 33 Chilean miners in 2010. Humming the Air is made or multiple layers of…