Friday, March 9, 2012

KnitPic perform at Artereal Gallery...

Join us tonight for the launch of the  Rozelle Contemporary Art Precinct as part of Art Month Sydney.

One of the highlights of the program will be a performance and installation entitled Spinning a Yarn by KnitPic (a.k.a Mrs Poly Mer and Mrs Poly Ester).

KnitPiC (Knit Plastics in Crises) presents Spinning a Yarn, an environmentally friendly, mobile installation and performance event that uses recycled materials, guerrilla knitting and alternative energy technologies to examine the science and emotion of climate change. Featuring an entire knitted marine landscape, Spinning a Yarn will be installed within the car park at Artereal Gallery from 5-8 pm.

The performances take place in a knitted marine environment that accommodates audience participants and two artists. The soft sculptural marine-scape created from recycled wool, re-imagined doilies, knitted plastic and videotape forms the underwater garden of Mrs Polly Mer and Mrs Polly Ester, the Plastic Bag Ladies of the Sea who are entwined in the knitted walls. The set has a quirky homemade feel and the audience is encouraged to interact with the hand-sewn landscape in which they find themselves. The use of low energy lighting adds to the show’s charm and intrigue.

The Plastic Bag Ladies of the Sea entertain their guests with puppetry, knitting, and story telling. They provide an intimate and interactive experience through which they draw attention to oceanic degradation and the threats pollution and plastic present to turtles and other marine life.

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