MNG Made in China

found knitwear (stitch-hacked and deconstructed), yarn, pins, foamex

I created this piece in response to an invitation by Trevor Pitt to contribute to 'A3 Works', the opening exhibition at A3 Project Space in Birmingham.

The brief required me to submit a 2D work of 420 x 297mm (A3 size). This was a challenge, given that I usually work with garments; however, the challenge was welcome as it provoked me to work in a different way. As I explained in the description I wrote for the exhibition:

The piece uses my stitch-hacking technique, which I use to ladder and re-form stitches in found items of knitwear.

By hacking in information about the garment's manufacture, painstakingly unpicking the seams and celebrating the destructive action of unravelling, I hope to conceptually open up the garment and place it in limbo, somewhere between construction and deconstruction. 

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