Cyberfest, St. Petersburg, Russia 2010
Participatory installation and performance
yarn, electronic interactive media, video, modified suitcase.
Symphonic Stitch is an interactive installation and performance with light and sound. The project invites the visitor to participate as part of a musical knitting circle. The knitter’s needles are equipped with tiny microphones, which amplify the percussive nature of the knitting process, capturing the rhythmic counter point of the participant’s hand movements. The sound is then processed, played back and projected live as part of the installation. The project reveals the sound and synchronicity connected to needlework that creates an environment that is an aural and visual manifestation of the participant’s collective process and a symphonic expression of the craft.