Thursday, January 25, 2007

Radical Lace & Subversive Knitting

My invaluable blog mentor Stephanie has sent me this link.

Click on it. The pictures are fabulous. While I don't agree with the "Craft Kills" sentiment, I DO like the lace table cloth with 3-D skull border (photo by pt of Make).

There is also a giant American flag knit on giant knitting needles held by huge construction cranes (see bottom of Make page)--not, I think, part of the MAD exhibit, but in the same spirit.

The MAD (Museum of Arts and Design) site describes the exhibit and has more great pictures:

Featuring 27 artists from seven countries, this exhibition will exhibit work that ranges from Althea Merback's microknit garments (1:144 scale) to large-scale, site-specific installations.

The exhibit runs from January 25 - June 17, 2007.

Unfortunately, according to MapQuest, I live 1965.44 miles from the museum. It would only take 30 hours, 27 minutes to drive straight through, but, you know, I have knitting to get on with....


Stephanie said...

I wasn't sure what to make of Craft Kills, but I noticed there were pins through it, so perhaps it meant the opposite.

Anonymous said...

craft kills was a piece designed around the post 9-11 time when knitters weren't allowed to carry their knitting needles on airplanes for fear that they could be used as a weapon. i hope that makes the piece a bit more interesting for you.

Femminista said...

Ah! Thanks. It does. I get it now.

I am a knitter who knit throughout 2001 and 2002 (and '03, '04, '05, '06) on many planes. Domestically and internationally. Never had my needles taken away. Not once. (Granted, I always used wooden, nylon or plastic needles when flying.)