I missed you! Although I need like 30 extra hours of sleep to get over this jet lag, me and the dark circles under my eyes will be working up a new project at the 2010 Austin City Limits fest all week. Here are some preliminary photos of projects going up…
And… check out this light tube. Show up on Friday to see what it’s all about!
2 people to work small knitting looms
10 knitters to make some pieces by hand.
As you probably can guess, Magda’s projects typically require a lot of wo/man hours. This fall Magda is putting up her most ambitious commissioned installation yet. It’s going to be here in Austin and Magda’s shopping for some help.
Magda invites you to a meeting to kickstart the project, complete with specific details, compensation info, deadlines and more:
Thursday, August 26 at 7pm at Domy Books.
RSVP at the facebook event here.
It will be brief, probably no longer than 15 minutes, but it’s mandatory for anyone who wants to be involved. Please note that by showing up, you are not automatically committing to the gig, nor are you guaranteed the job… this is the informational meeting to create the production team for the next Knitta Please project.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Karen (at) knittaplease (dot) com. We look forward to seeing you on Thursday!
This teeny guerrilla action via The Improvised Life, image with thanks to Pamela Hovland.
I hope everyone’s having a lovely summer. Texas has been ridiculously hot, a fact that not only discourages knitting but also thinking about knitting. However, Magda’s been lucky enough to be bouncing around in cooler parts of the globe on site visits, preparing for the fall. So sit tight: even though the summer is quiet around here, there are some *very* exciting projects lining up to begin before too long. We’ll have details for you soon.
In the mean time, drink iced tea in the air conditioning.
Knit tubes, wound up like psychedelic cinnamon buns
A sneak peak into the production of my next very exciting project going up in Rome next month… My living room has been taken over as a studio this spring, and the floor is covered with these neon tubes. In just a few weeks I can stop knitting for a while and install! I’ll be experimenting with some new processes and concepts for this exhibition at Rome’s Palazzo delle Esposizioni, so expect more pictures and news soon.
As for now, I have a few projects going up closer to home for Art Week Austin, April 21-25. If you’re in Texas, come by!
I knew very little about PechaKucha until the nice folks at Dyal and Partners approached me about speaking. I’m like “sure, why not?” and then they told me the fun little game I get to play of having 20 seconds per slide to talk… and you see, I love to talk, so this was a big problem. I managed to get through with very little rambling. I am really REALLY glad I had those 2 beers before I went up. I know that sounds bad, gross, but I’m afraid you would have heard many more “ums” and “likes” and “I means” .
Tell me what you think.
I was invited to be part of a show in LA where artists were asked to reinterpret the paper doll. I conveniently added toilet to the beginning of that title.
There are random memories we all carry with us into adult hood. For me, knitted and crocheted toilet paper roll holders are one of them . I would see different interpretations of these (as well as wine bottle covers and tissue cozies) at the church bazaar when I was a kid. It was kind of disturbing to see a doll being morphed and used for something other than playing or pretending. Later on in my childhood, I was obsessed with “Nightmare on Elm Street” and watched every single one, even if that meant I slept clinched to my dad for a week. So I found great joy and delight by intersecting these two memories of my childhood that both brought me nightmares. Would love to hear what you think!
If you happen to be in LA please stop by !
Here is the info
Here are a few pics that highlight the last month. I hope this explains why I haven’t posted much…..
Let’s start with DONUTS! homemade, that is….
AND homemade eggnog!
Now that I have succeeded in packing the holiday pounds I can start exercising…..
OH NO…. it’s my birthday now!!!
thanks family. that was fun.
We are still working on the book and excited about all the submissions that are coming in.
So there you have it….I’ve stayed busy with lots of wonderful, exciting, delicious, and fattening stuff. I hope your month and year has brought you just as much joy and goodness. Happy New Year !!!!!!
Check out Uncommon’s website. I had a blast uploading artwork, turning it around, zooming in and out. There is great work by hundreds of artists. Look under Magda Sayeg for my designs. Hope you like them!!
Exciting things are happening in the world of Knitta: the new website just went live (thanks to Allyson!), Magda is putting together a book of yarnbombing images (more to come on this soon… including a call for submissions), and we’ve decided that Knitta might just be up to joining the blog world. So, here we are.
Keep watch. News on the book – and how you can be part of it – coming soon!