Grounding

Performed at: Safety Nets, Marion Nicoll Gallery, Alberta College of Art + Design, Calgary, Canada

Performance with a circular arm-knitted net (9ft in diameter), my grandmother’s grey wool, lace, galvanized chain, 2018.

Grey arm knitted wool forms an interactive circle of fibre. Chain binds the circle together. My hands and arms become tools. The cumulative weight of yarn, my body, and casted metal causes the net to sag and stretch. I calculate the patterns of the nets and trap myself within them.

Video documentation by Ryley Williams
Photo documentation by Daniel Beanmash