KNIT A SHADOW
Knit a shadow – a spacious textile installation
My first crowd-knitting project, where I people throughout Denmark to knit more than 100 small and large balls for the project. The project is based on everything we will not be; our so-called shadow sites.
“You can call me a lot, but at least I’m not …”
What is it that we do not want to be, and can we benefit from bringing our shadows to light? Just being a little bit of what we don’t want to be, just once in a while.
Inspiration for the shadow work I have obtained from Pernille Melsted who has written several books about our shadows.
“Knit a shadow” I made as a workshop exhibition for Open Workshops in Raadvad in June 2016. The shadows were stiff with wallpaper paste and very fine and light in expression.
Since then, “Knit a Shadow” was exhibited at Fanø Knittingfestival (September 2016),
The outdoor placement required the shadows to be somewhat more robust, and after many attempts, I found myself casting the shade balls in concrete.
The shadow balls now appear far more rustic, without losing the ability to cast shadow by lighting.
Made: Spring 2016
ARoS Public pop up, Nov. 2017
Fanø Knittingfestival, Sep. 2016
Open workshops, Raadvad, June 2016