It is time to leave Blönduós and all the wonderful people who participated in the monumental knitting by the meadow next to the river Blanda 10th of June. An unforgettable hour shared together in the sun and wind, listening to music by Skarphéðinn Einarsson and Benedikt Blöndal Lárusson.
On June 10th 2017 Own our own time VI was performed in Blönduos, Iceland. One hour is preserved
as stripes in the monumental knitting. Iceland is symbolized by three black and one red colour, the magma
and the lava. The yarn used is Icelandic and was donated tothe project by the Icelandic company
ISTEX http://istex.is. Thank you!
You can see one piece out of 80 red beautiful knitting's created in 2011 by members from the knittingnetwork Gavstrik www.gavstrik.dk. Then follows the first, darkbrown hour fromFaroeisland in June 2011, green from Shetland 2013, grey with a piece of gold from Paris, France 2014, multicoloured from Borås, Sweden 2015,
blue from Quebec, Canada 2016 and the last black stripe from Iceland 2017.
The performance Own our own time VI was set up in Blönduos in the north of Iceland June 10 2017, 17.30 – 18.30. Three black colours and a few red stripes as the symbol of Iceland are preserved in the monumental knitting for 83 participants. On the beautiful meadow, with the sun and wind, next to the river Blanda. The women from Prjónagleði - Knitting Festival 2017 and Textilsetur, people from Blöndous, friends from Sweden, collegues from Reykjavik and Skagaströnd, Skarphéðinn on trumpet and Benedict on keyboard thank you so much for participating!
More info later.
Restoring the monumental knitting Own our own time in the end of April 2017 before leaving for Iceland. Last stop was Canada in fall 2016. The hour is preserved as blue laps in the big knitting. Next stop will be Blönduós on Iceland 10th of June 2017. In collaboration with Textilsetur and Prjónagleði Knitting festival
Take part of the wonderful video http://www.lafabriqueculturelle.tv/capsules/7638/l-art-citoyen-own-our-own-time
from La Fabrique culturelle Télé-Québec Outaouais et Laurentides .
Thank you Thank you François DesRochers , Michel Lafrenière and Gabby Ewen
and all the paticipants.
photographer Jamie Cruickshank
August 27 2016 Own Our Own Time V was performed at the opening of In-Situ Textile Art Installations at Moon Rain Centre in Quebec Canada. 83 participants saved time in the form of a monumental knitting. During one hour time became visible as blue laps in this ongoing art project. The participants were both skilled knitters and beginners. It was a warm, cheerful, messy, loud and unforgettable experience. Own Our Own Time V was carried out in + 30 C .
Can you knit something cold?
Photographer Jamie Cruickshank
More images later...http://triennale-outaouais.com/la-route-des-arts-textiles.html
Own our own time V is part of La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles is a Outaouais 2016 http://triennale-outaouais.com/la-route-des-arts-textiles.html . For one hour 83 participants save an unique hour in form of monumental knitting together.
Locally produced yarn is a part of the history. The hour saved in Canada is blue. The yarn from the Canadian factories Briggs and Little in New Brunswick http://www.briggsandlittle.com/ and Fila Tures Lemieux the Quebec http://www.lemieuxspinning.com/en/index.html was prepared before the performance that was carried out August 27. The yarn was donated to the project by Moon Rain Centre.
The artist Thoma Ewen generously lent her beautiful studio for the occasion. More about Thoma Evans work http://www.moonrain.ca/
photographer: Paulina Lindström