Hart Ginsburg & Digital Tapestries
In his films as well as his clinical therapy practice, Hart integrates mindfulness with existential philosophy – the belief that individuals have the capacity to develop meaning in their lives through life’s inherent challenges. Hart originally formed Digital Tapestries in response to serving the diverse needs of his clients through interactive books and films. Each of Digital Tapestries’ productions encourages participants to reach beyond a surface level response in an attempt to discover their own humanistic strengths. Hart’s approach evolved from his life experiences. After facing depression and the confusion it causes, he was inspired to explore artistic ways to engage others. Also by drawing on the years he lived in Japan, Hart incorporates aspects of Eastern philosophy into his aesthetic style. A native of Chicago, Hart grew up in a creative environment, influenced his artistic mother and father. Hart also cites Charlie Chaplin as one of his main sources of cinematic inspiration.
Like Chaplin, I strive to artistically expose the trials of everyday people within often austere social and political contexts. At the same time, I try to blend touches of humor into narratives to provide moments of contemplation for viewers to find something reflective and joyful that they can bring to their daily lives within our contemporary social landscapes.