Saturday, November 22, 2008


Hey y'all! Long time no internet see. I've missed you all dearly. I have some things to show you guys.

So do you remember how I thought I could knit five pair of knee high stockings in six weeks? Yeah that didn't happen so much. It was more like half that. Five socks. Five performers. What is a resourcefull knitter to do? This would be a great time to show you a photo of five men, two wearing a pair of socks, me wearing one sock while furiously knitting the other. Unfortunately that photo doesn't exist s so we'll just have to look at the ones I do have.

The Body Parlor

The performance is called "The Body Parlor: Rudimentary rituals for biological self-production" and it's a collaboration between myself and Katrina Erickson. Why am I showing a bunch of knitters performance art you ask? Well, because it happens to be about sheep.

The Body Parlor

We've been working with the idea of sheep and humans as combined sacrificial bodies in religion and science, the products produced from their bodies turned into sacred objects and medicines.

These are the lamb masks Katrina made. They're cast foam felted with lambs wool.

The Body Parlor

Here the sheep's socks are removed and collected before his feet are washed in lamb fat soap and milk.
The Body Parlor

The milk was then syphoned from the basin and is now in being processed into cheese.
The Body Parlor

This sheep is being sheared and his fleece is collected as a relic.
The Body Parlor

So that's what I've been doing lately. Later on in the week I'll show you guys how I made the soap from butcher shop to bars, er... art. Yeah that's it.

Till then I need to get my ass knitting.



JohnK said...

I want to see the performance.

The A.D.D. Knitter said...

You are so clever, this looks like a really interesting piece--did you get good feedback?

KnitXcorE said...

those masks are amazing.

Anonymous said...

I like those masks too.