Video: Knitted madness Agatha Olek
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Many women are fond of needlework, but it seems that crocheting has become for Agata Olek something more than a simple hobby. It seems that the woman was seized by a real madness, the victims of which are everything in her path: furniture, transport and even people …
For her recent one-man show, Knitting is for Pus, at New York's Christopher Henry Gallery, Agatha Olek covered nearly every square centimeter of surface with multicolored knitting. But the results of the craftswoman's activity can be seen not only in the gallery. On the streets of the city people are walking, dressed from head to toe in knitted suits and resembling robbers, who, due to unknown circumstances, preferred colored outfits to black ones. Passers-by are surprised by cars in tied covers and tied bridges … Each visitor to the gallery is even given a map showing the location of all Olek's works in the city space.
Agatha Olek became interested in knitting as a child, and after graduating from college, where she studied culture, interest in this occupation only increased. Agatha decided that she just needed to keep her hands busy while watching TV shows, and crochet was perfect for this. Now the author knits even at his own exhibitions - in front of a large audience, sitting among homemade interiors and donning a knitted suit and mask.
“Loop by loop, hour by hour, crocheting became my madness,” says Agata Olek. - Life and art are inseparable. The films I watch while knitting influence my work, and the work, in turn, dictates which films I choose. What do I want to say with my works? And you pull at the end of the thread and untangle the story hidden behind the knitted fabric."
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