You can find our 3 minutes of fame on www.tvthek.orf.at select Bundesland heute, then Oberösterreich heute Friday 16.9. and choose Strickgruppe. voilá. maybe this works, too.
One surprised newbie was there for the first time without knowing about the TV crew, she just took a seat and knitted a little hat. She even helped putting up a piece of crochet graffiti. Well done!
i am a kunstler from australia doing an art residency and large solo exhibition centering on knitting and the venus of willendorf at the factory, kunsthalle, krems on october 15, 2011. for this exhibition i have knitted my own skin in full and will have videos, sculptures and collages centring on an archaeology of the female body.
an important work in this show is a large cardboard sculpture made of five pieces that spells VENUS in knitting symbols. i want to cover each letter of this sculpture with knitted twine (ie the thick brown thread used to tie up packages). i am using this twine because it is thick and brown and references the knitted looking cap on the head of the venus of willendorf.
however my project is big and i need some help! i am looking for knitters who would be willing to contribute a scarf sized piece of knitting in any pattern or knitting gauge (thick, chunky, tight, small or even very loopy knitting on very large needles is fine!) to ‘dress’ my venus sculpture. all contributors will be listed on the room sheet in the catalogue, will be invited to the opening event, and will become part of the history of this work. if people are interested to come to krems to participate in one day of knitting and fun during which time we can all meet and also make the work, this is something i would love to arrange with curators ( though i can also i can travel to vienna). however if people even just want to contribute a piece of knitting by mail this would be most welcome!
would you please send this email to your group or circulate to anyone you know who might be interested in this.? i hope to meet you and some members of your group in the future.
you can also see the project call for knitters on http://www.facebook.com/kunsthalle.krems
If you would like to participate, please contact the artist directly: kateandpaula (at) hotmail.com
And if you´d like to join us for a meeting, just go for it! We are a very friendly, welcoming, helpful bunch. You wont regret it, promise.
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