When I said (not that long ago and those of you who know me, may remember the conversation) that cardigans will become the new currency I may have been onto something!
Wool and jumpers/cardigans are so underrated and I find it hard to express my appreciation and love for these items!
Here’s a wee film about a women in Rotterdam that knitted 500 jumpers that weren’t worn until this was made and book produced about her and them! AMAZING!
Since 1955, Loes Veenstra knitted over 500 sweaters and stored them in her home on the 2nd Carnissestraat in Rotterdam. The sweaters have never been worn. Until today.
The sweaters are all presented in a book called “Het Verzameld Breiwerk van Loes Veenstra uit de 2e Carnissestraat” designed by Christien Meindertsma, published by Stichting Kunstimplantaat.
To order the book: dnacharlois.nl
Original song: “Happy together” by The Turtles
A really interesting collaboration and outcome – Dance/Costume!
Culture and science coming together!?
“August 19, 2011 A dance/design collaboration between Harrison Atelier and choreographer Catherine Miller, PHARMACOPHORE explores Gustave Flaubert’s Madame Bovary, a novel driven by its protagonist’s search for a cure for her ennui. Emma Bovary places herself readily into the thrall of any object or idea, hoping to transcend what she terms her chronic “insufficiency.” In thinking about Madame Bovary as a narrative scaffold for PHARMACOPHORE, understanding the critical role in the novel of the character Homais, who is a pharmacist, we were struck by the structural resemblance, perhaps even the identity between Emma’s search for, and at times temporary achievement of, a cure for her malaise and the contemporary understanding of the placebo effect, whereby the desire that a drug will work temporarily triggers the release of neurotransmitters mimicking the sense of well-being.
The dramaturgy of PHARMACOPHORE recapitulates the stages of Emma’s desire for placebos, her cycle of anticipation, release, despair. The choreography and set design elements reiterate the centralizing idea of the piece: placebo (culture) and pharmacophore (science) co-exist, at times reinforcing, at times conflicting.
The piece was developed during a summer residency at the Orpheum Theater, Tannersville.
Direction & Dramaturgy: Seth Harrison, Harrison Atelier
Choreography: Catherine Miller
Visual Design: Ariane Harrison, Harrison Atelier
Performers: Reid Bartelme, Jenna Fakhoury
Catherine Miller, Lonnie Poupard, Jr.
Sound Designer and Composer: Loren Dempster
Musical Advisor & Pianist: Leon Livshin”
Everything they make looks so sleek and cool…. Now to find a way to incorporate this kit into a costume! Who is going to pay me to do it? That is the ‘few hundred pound’ question!!!
Please go here and feel free to purchase the Oplab for me to work with, you won’t be disappointed.