Saturday, April 20, 2013

History Review: Cookham Erratics

So this is another post from the past.


It's about visiting a museum and some weird huge rocks of knitted material I found there.
It was last year, that we had a visit to Benaki Museum and you can't imagine the look on my face when I found myself surrounded by some speaking knit work! I gasped in amaze!





Among the ancient sculptures and finds, there were standing knitted rocks, as part of the exhibition of a foreigner artist. I run asking around like crazy, if I could grab some pictures and if any further piece of information for that super cool installation, could be found.





 The artist's name is Andy Holden , the work is called "Cookham Erratics" and it was made for the Benaki Museum,  in the video below you could learn some more things on his installation.


In the video, the artist, says that he was reading philosophy while knitting theses sculptures, and he is describing a theory on objects that is pretty interesting. As I read here: "Each different shape is based on stones collected by the artist from Cookham Church yard where Stanley Spencer painted The Resurrection, Cookham"
  


here's another video



What do you think?! I have seen knitted art pieces or knit work being a part of an artwork/installation but never before in an ancient museum. I believe it's really innovative and original, but also, the more cynical part of myself thinks, that's a sign that needle work is making a strong come back in our lives. In any way, it was nice and peaceful to walk around these rock replicas, hearing them mumbling...

marietta 

2 comments:

  1. Πολυ διαφορετικό και ενδιαφέρον...

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    1. :) χαίρομαι που σου άρεσε , και ας μην είναι το κλασικό ποστ που θα περίμενε κάποιος! νομίζω πως κάνουμε κάποιες αυθόρμητες αλλαγές εδώ στο Double Crochets!

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