“Own our own time” is a performance artpiece in the form of 60 meter wide monumental knitting that deals with issues of time associated with the human pace. For one hour a large group of 83 knitters meet and save a unique moment together.
The link to knitting is a way to force the time to adapt to a bodily tempo. A desire to slow the speed to a pace that is human. In this activity the one who knits the slowest controls the pace of the whole work.
The project also includes questions about tradition and development, the participants’ own stories and attention. It is run by the Swedish artist Kerstin Lindstrom with the help of skilled knitters from many countries.
Own our own time V is going to be set up as a part of La Triennale Internationale des Arts Textiles en Outaouais 2016, Quebec, Canada.
More information: Own our own time V