We are excited to announce that Digital Tapestries’ film, Healing, has been selected in the Toronto Independent Festival of CIFT as Best Experimental Short in their August ‘21 competition. Since its inception in November 2015, this festival has featured the best of short and feature films in contemporary cinema. By combining montages with narrative storytelling, Healing explores the isolation fostered by the pandemic, with particular attention to the paradoxical complexities of connection and disconnection created by healthcare systems and technological innovations.
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digital tapestries & hart ginsburg
Digital Tapestries creates digital media and curates visual-arts experiences in hope of nourishing and healing people’s mental and emotional states.
In 2015, Hart Ginsburg founded Digital Tapestries in response to his experiences as a psychotherapist. Inspired by the healing potential of art, he aimed to serve the diverse needs of his clients through interactive books and short films. He soon expanded his visual materials by developing a workshop format, offering film screenings as well as panel discussions. Each of Digital Tapestries’ productions – films, books, and workshops – encourages meaningful dialogue and human connection and encourages participants to reach beyond a surface level response by awakening to their own humanistic capacities.
Since its inception, Digital Tapestries has grown into a team of artists and professionals that draw from digital media, art, social work, psychotherapy, and communications. Digital Tapestries has hosted workshops at the Gene Siskel Film Center, School of the Art Institute of Chicago, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and social service centers in Chicago. Digital Tapestries’ films have been featured in film festivals in the US as well as overseas including the Chi-Town Multicultural Film Festival in Chicago, the Denver Underground Film Festival, Fine Arts Film Festival in CA, New Haven International Film Festival, and Cine Pobre Film Festival in Mexico.
Hart’s approach evolved from his life experiences, incorporating both Eastern and Western elements into his aesthetic approach. He grew up influenced by his artistic parents and cites Charlie Chaplin as a source of cinematic inspiration:
"Inspired by Chaplin, I strive to artistically portray the trials of everyday people. At the same time, I try to blend touches of humor to provide moments for viewers to find something reflective and hopefully joyful that they can bring to their daily lives."