Title: Out in the World, Site Specific Art installation
Instructor: Robyn Love
Process: Knitting, spinning and other needlework, Site Specific Art installation
Date: Friday 16, Saturday 17 and Sunday 18 October, 2015
Location: Marine Station Lobby, Bonne Bay
Knitting, spinning and other needlework activities have a long history of being a communal activity. This course will explore that sense of community by looking at its history and by creating a collaborative art installation for a location within Gros Morne. Working together, we will create a site-specific piece made from a variety of techniques and materials. We will explore the site’s geography, geology and history and work from there. We will think large, aim high and work hard. This course is open to people of all skill levels and will include all needlework and fibre techniques.
Robyn Love lives and works in Newfoundland and New York City. She received a BFA from Cooper Union in 1988. Love has exhibited at galleries and museums internationally. Her site-specific projects include a five kilometer-long handknit installation in South Korea and a multimedia project titled The House Museum in Newfoundland. Love recently received a Canada Council Project Grant and she presented SpinCycle, a participatory performance at The Brooklyn Museum in NYC in 2013.