My final major project in my third year of university led to me knitting six garments that became part of a videoed original dance piece and a series of photographs which I took. My project statement explains my approach:
“As a knitter with a long held interest in garments, costumes and performance of all kinds, I wanted to not only construct original pieces that drew on my inspirations of shape, structure, movement and colour, and exploit techniques exclusive to knitters but also explore the ways to present my work in an original way. By photographing the pieces on dancers, as well as exploring the movement aspects of my work by choreographing and videoing an original contemporary dance piece that used the garments in a responsive way, I am able to place my work in a performance context.”
The pictures below show my degree show space at Manchester Metropolitan University, where I presented the body of work I had produced this year.
The degree show was an interesting experience and it was lovely to hear people’s thoughts on my work, as well as being able to see what my peers had produced too.