The Gamcha Project

Posted by Peter MUIR

GamchaThe Gamcha Project is an artistic endeavor to inform us about the plight of Indian workers in Dubai.  Over a period of 8 months artist Elise Vazelakis collected gamchas, the colourful cloth head scarves worn by Dubai’s labourers, and wove together building site materials, fabric, photographs of the labourers themselves, and other objects, to create art with a message.  Vazelakis states “my hope is that the viewer will be enriched, informed, and moved by these hard working men and recognize them as the “fabric” of the Dubai landscape.”

How could you use art as a medium to inform and create awareness about a chosen issue?