Hart Ginsburg and 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 to discover their own humanistic strengths.Hart’s unique approach is derived from his life experiences. After personally 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, including his artistic mother and father. He cites Charlie Chaplin as one of his sources of cinematic inspirations.
“Like Chaplin, I try to artistically expose the trials of everyday people within often austere social and political contexts. At the same time, I try to gracefully blend touches of humor into narratives providing rich moments of contemplation,” Hart said. “I am always exploring ways for viewers to find something reflective and joyful that they can bring to their daily lives within our contemporary social landscapes.”