KNITTING NATION is a performance and site-specific installation project. It reconfigures textile fabrication and apparel manufacturing in relation to the human labor behind it, with performance and collectivity as mediating forces. The project functions as a commentary on how humans interact with machines, global manufacturing, trade and labor, brand iconography, and fashion. It also acts as a large scale, three-dimensional plotting and painting apparatus, extruding color, line, and mass into space.
The first iteration of KNITTING NATION, “Knitting During Wartime” occurred at an art event called “The Muster” in May of 2005 on Governors Island in New York City. The most recent phase, KNITTING NATION Phase 12: H2O, occurred at Occidental College in Los Angeles, CA in November 2013. This year, 2015, marks the tenth year of its existence. More iterations are in the works as the project expands and evolves. On the event of KNITTING NATION Phase 15, a book will be published about the project.