Knitting a Rothko
Cumulative durational performance and textile. Surrounded by a sea of yarn, I knit continuously to add to a large panel of fabric, echoing a painting by Mark Rothko. At pauses in the work, the panel is hung unfinished, trailing the yarn of its future making. This ongoing performance project, presented in galleries in Cumbria, El Paso, Houston and London, examines the interface between labour and creativity, and juxtaposes domestic, traditionally female craft with monumental artwork.