Strik en puddel (knit a poodle)
Video 1, deals with a fascination of the
arcetypical traditional housewife and my wish to become one
is why I decide to knit some toy animals from some women's magazine, a
poodle from a magazine from 1952, and an elephant from 2009. The
video follows the knitting process as well as my reflections a long the
way. The border between the actual me and a quite mixed up persona is
rather thin in this piece, and the relationship with the camera takes a
big part in the video.
Video 2, gives the word to the finished toy animals which have now
taken on a life of their own. Apparently they live together in some
of relationship, and the video turns out to be a kind of reality
soap, where they confess their thoughts to the viewer. I stand behind
it all as the puppet player, literately lending my voice to the animals.
The piece was shown as a part of the
exhibition spring09, in Aarhus
kunstbygning, Denmark, 2009 and was awarded by the municipality of the
city. (Aarhus kommunes kultur og borgerservice)
Read the catalogue text (In Danish. PDF)
- The piece consists of 2
opposing TV-monitors showing each a faked - or at least semi
faked - documentary. Everything is covered in gray knitting,
including the pillows that are filling up the space between the TVs.
Yarn and knitting of the same color is also used in the video