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Saturday, August 27, 2005

Attack of the 50' Knitting Machine

Can you imagine? 20' needles knitting an American flag? It must be quite a site.

"NORTH ADAMS, MASSACHUSETTS.-MASS MoCA presents a truly monumental and uniquely American sculptural installation by Dave Cole. Cole is in residence at MASS MoCA with his project The Knitting Machine which comprises two excavators specially fitted with massive 20’ knitting needles. The product of The Knitting Machine is an oversized American flag – a flag which can be seen as both a celebratory gesture of pride and a commentary on America’s role in world affairs."

"... Cole explains, 'The Knitting Machine combines the feminized domestic American tradition of knitting with the grandiose gesture of construction usually associated with masculine labor. The Knitting Machine challenges familiar notions of labor and production, while expressing a complex understanding of patriotism.' When the flag is removed from The Knitting Machine it will be folded into the traditional flag triangle and will be on display in a presentation case which Cole describes as 'slightly smaller than a Volkswagen Beetle' "

3 Comments:

  • HOly cow!

    By Anonymous jeni, at 8/28/2005 9:22 AM  

  • It's slightly smaller than a beetle when folded?? That's pretty scary.

    By Blogger Abigail, at 8/28/2005 9:59 AM  

  • MASS MoCA has posted all summer performing arts events @ www.massmoca.org - Good stuff!

    Also, the new exhibit Ahistoric Occasion will be open May 27!

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 5/12/2006 1:56 PM  

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