Liz Collins. Knitting Nation, Phase 8: Under Construction, ICA Boston, 2011. Photo: Arthi Sundaresh

Mildred’s Lane Swarming: KNITTING NATION with artist Liz Collins

Monday, November 19, 2012, 12:00–5:00 p.m.

The Lewis B. and Dorothy Cullman Education and Research Building, Mezzanine

These frequent visits by collaborating artists, writers, and critics at Mildred's Lane invite the public to participate in collective tasks and discussions, from hosting food-related events to explorations of creative processes related to the visual arts, writing, biology, and more. All Swarmings take place at MoMA Studio: Common Senses on an impromptu basis during opening hours, unless otherwise noted.

Phase 10 of the Knitting Nation project will be staged at MoMA Studio: Common Senses, as a response to Fritz Haeg's Domestic Integrities rug. Artist Liz Collins and five other knitters create narrow cords in a spectrum of colors that feed directly from knitting machines into piles of cording, which are then braided directly into the rug. No cutting, no knots, just six contiguous cords of color feeding the piece for five hours straight. Visitors are welcome to observe this Swarming and learn about the process, while also contributing to crocheting the circular Domestic Integrities rug using discarded textiles that will be on hand. The closing event for MoMA Studio, Phase 10 of Knitting Nation is an invitation to our many communities to find comfort, conversation, and nourishment through creative interactions and potluck offerings of homemade items, from jams and pickles to bread and tea.

Visit LizCollins.com for a video and visual documents from Liz Collin's KNITTING NATION event.

In conjunction with the exhibition MoMA Studio: Common Senses

This event is free and participation is on a first-come first-served basis.