I’ll be giving some hacked knitting machine demonstrations in the Artist Studios at the Museum of Arts and Design this Monday, June 30th, for the opening of what looks like an amazing exhibition called NYC Makers: The MAD Biennial. Hope to see you there.(more...)
New tutorial for Make: Projects
In the early 90s, visual artist and composer Christian Marclay took LP record covers and stitched them together to create hybrid images in an ingenious series called “Body Mix.” These visual compositions mirrored the process of mixing together the music on the records to create the kind of sound collages that Marclay is known for.
Despite the decline of LP record production, band T-shirts are as prevalent as ever, often featuring the same imagery as record covers, and considering Marclay’s decision to sew his original compositions together, it seemed appropriate to make a T-shirt mashup project based on his work.
This tutorial will show you how to make a “Body Mix” composition that you can wear on your own body.
I’ve been a big fan of Outlaw Printmaker Sean Starwars for a long time. So, when I ran into him doing a print workshop right around the corner from my apartment, I took the opportunity to give him a knitted patch of a print he made for Cannonball Press, which I bought over 10 years ago for $20.(more...)
I’m very pleased to be included a new book from O’REILLY called “HA3KE3LN + STR1CK3N FUER GEEKS” (Crochet and Knitting for Geeks”) by art, media and cultural studies scholar Verena Kuni. It’s only available in German for now, but there may be an English version in the future.
Photo: Molly MacFadden
I’ll be at The Museum of Arts and Design’s Teen Night this Friday from 5-9 doing some demos and presentations with the the knitting machine for a program called Out of Hand: Materializing the Postdigital
I’ll be giving an 8-minute update on what I’ve been up to in the studio, along with 5 other artists, @ the Bushwick Art Crit Group this Wednesday if you’d like to come along for a beer and a gander.