Thursday, 19 April 2012
CAMPING - A performative istallation by Christoph Ziegler on what it means to be ahttp://www.blogger.com/img/blank.gif neo-nomad. 28 - 31 March @ Gauloises Variete-Liberte, Karoline Hamburg.
Felix Schroeder & Urte Langrock occupied the installation (29 March 2012).
Loukia Richards narrated the Odyssey during a Stitchathon (30 March 2012).
Markus Armbrecht transformed the installation through tagging (31 March 2012).
"'Camping staff' wore costumes embroidered with neo-nomadic motifs by Loukia Richards. Tapestry made of recycled material and used for construction purposes in the installation also by Loukia Richards"
Here is a sneak peak of some tests I have been working on with my new silk yarns. They are much finer threads than I would normally use.I am enjoying working with them and excited by the results. Each piece has two colours blended together.
This image is from my studio! Yes, that's right a wasp had built this nest in my old tool box. I noticed a wasp enter my studio and fly into a very small hole in my old tool box which houses tools I use occasionally and supplies of emery papers etc. I noticed over the next few days the wasp returned...normally I just open the door and usher them out, but this one persistently came back and looked very determined to use my tool box as it's hang out spot, so I decided upon drastic measures...Raid.
I then found this nest hanging from the ridge inside my old tool box. I was amazed at how truly beautiful it was. It is incredible that a small creature like a wasp can make something so accurate and perfectly formed, I have to admit I do find it a bit sinister too.