</unravel;> is a performance of the making of a knitted manifesto which unravels ideas and preconceptions of binarisms: craft and design, analogue and digital, female and male, zeroes and ones.
Our aim is to challenge gender stereotypes of male-dominated computer hacking, and the domestic female ‘quick and easy’ hobby of knitting.
By looping together conceptual threads, we connect the nodes in a network composed of our research and influences. The project also explores the communal spirit of a craft; a space in which people can share thoughts and opinions: craft as a vehicle for political change.
The content was knitted and revealed (unraveled) day by day, during the week of the Degree Show: 2, Central Saint Martins,19-24 June 2018, GCD studios, and included an introduction, 4 Chapters and a bibliography. The cubical installation was designed to reflect upon the hybrid usage of technologies, and in this, the knitting machine functions as a printer, although ‘printing’ on textile.
The collection of knitted texts features extracts and quotes by Margaret Atwood, Sadie Plant, Marshall McLuhan, Ada Lovelace, Monique Wittig, Donna Haraway, Anni Albers, Ann Hamilton, Michel Foucault, Sigmund Freud, Gilles Deleuze- just to name a few.