Domestic Swarming

KNITTING NATION Phase 10: Domestic Swarming was staged at MoMA Studio: Common Senses, as a response to Fritz Haeg’s Domestic Integrities rug. Artist Liz Collins and five other knitters created narrow cords in a spectrum of colors that fed directly from knitting machines into piles of cording, which were then braided directly into the rug. No cutting, no knots, just six contiguous cords of color feeding the piece for five hours straight. Visitors were welcome to observe this swarming and learn about the process, while also contributing to crocheting the circular Domestic Integrities rug using discarded textiles. This closing event for MoMA Studio, Phase 10 of Knitting Nation was an invitation to our many communities to find comfort, conversation and nourishment through creative interactions and potluck offerings of homemade items from jams and pickles to bread and tea.

Knitting Performers: Kayla Carpitella, Liz Collins, Lindsay Degen, Olivia Eaton and Zoe Latta

KNITTING NATION Phase:10 Domestic Swarming @MoMA from Liz Collins on Vimeo.