Revealed hands I

Since 2010, Oloop authoring group has been researching and developing projects, actions, and products, with which it revived awareness of the public about the importance of textile handicraft and its influence on individual’s well-being.

The idea for the project Revealed Hands originated from its need to extend its operation and therefore the concept of the contemporary design by adding a socially engaged note.

The project’s title alluded to the women’s covered faces, who communicate with the world through their loving, skilful, and diligent hands.

The project Revealed hands was intended for a group of women living in Jesenice – immigrants from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, and Kosovo and who were brought to Slovenia by different life stories, coincidences, and conditions in home country.

Women came from different cultural environments that are extremely rich in the field of textile cultural heritage. At the same time, in some places of these countries, the traces of a thousand-year-old textile industry remained intact until the present day.

Together with the project participants the design team co-created a collection of contemporarily designed hand-made textile products, which on the aesthetic and content basis relied on textile cultural heritage of the vulnerable group, and benefited from Slovenian tradition. Both of the traditions were freshly and contemporarily intertwined and redesigned in the spirit of time, and are therefore appropriate for a modern human being.

At the exhibition with the same name at Slovene Ethnographic Museum in Ljubljana, products, participants’ portraits, and impressions from creative processes were presented.

Website management

Mentors: Petra Bukovinski, Maša Majce Mesarič, Kristjan Jarni, Tjaša Bavcon Designers Maša in Petra presented participants with the basic principles of design and management of a completely new sales website Revealed hands. Participants learnt to run, manage, and enter the data into the on-line shop, as well as to enter texts and photographs. Tjaša Bavcon…

Humanitarian and pedagogical work

Mentors: Faila Pašić Bišić, Tjaša Bavcon, Jasmina Ferček Trainings were aimed at psychosocial empowerment of the asylum holders, meeting, connecting, and expressing through conversations in a circle and motivational tasks carried out by Faila Pašić Bišić. Textile handicraft (finger crocheting of pillows) under the supervision of Tjaša Bavcon and Jasmina Ferček, which was also an…

Creating video contents

  Mentors: Miha Možina, Lucija Ćirović, Alja Sušnik, Tjaša Bavcon, Katja Burger, Kristjan Jarni Diverse trainings were aimed at learning the basic film language and obtaining the basic skills in the field of recording sound and image, mask, photography, lightning, and performance in front of the film camera and posing in front of the camera.…

Basic promotional skills

Mentors: Nataša Briški, Lucija Ćirović, Špela Strasser, Jasmina Ferček, Faila Pašić Bišić, Tjaša Bavcon Trainings within this set were very diverse. They were aimed at the first contact with public performance and direct communication with media. Comic Lucija Čirović led them to the first practice of performing, theatre improvisation, and role playing, and therefore strengthened…