Tuesday, November 20, 2012
Crocheting Time and Space
Not much to share these days in terms of my own work on account of it being crunch time at school. One thing I would like to share is this incredible example of conceptual craft dreamt up my internet pal Lana, who hails from Hamburg, Germany. A brilliant example of time-based crochet, this is what Lana had to say about the project:
I have crocheted this bangle in the subways of Hamburg on November 2nd, 9:00 - 14:00. I crocheted only while driving in the subway, in the color of the current subway line. I started at home, because the beginning is complex (you have to sew, which would be difficult in the subway). Then I started with the red line at "Gänsemarkt," and drove to intersections to switch the color/line.
I rode the subway for so long until the bangle was finished. Surprisingly, this was exactly at 14:00 on the station "Wandsbeker Chaussee." The whole experiment lasted 5 hours, pure crocheting time was: 3 hours 43 minutes.
The bangle was available in my etsy shop.
Genius! Imagine what the NYC subway system would look like? It would probably be the size of a skipping rope...or longer!