Nov 9-13, 2017

Yarn

WITH GUEST SPEAKER MARY GOLDSBY OF URBAN YARNAGE

Run Time: 76 mins Iceland Language:

Synopsis

Meet the artists who are disrupting the traditional notions of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and on to the street. Playing with space and environment, Yarn follows circus performers, wool graffiti artists and interactive designers as they re-invent our relationship with this colorful threaded tradition. The film features Brooklyn-based Polish crochet artist Olek; Icelandic wool graffiti artist Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar; Japanese Canada-based artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam of Net Play Works who stitches giant “textile playgrounds” in public spaces around the world; and Tilde Björfors, the founder of the contemporary Swedish circus company Cirkus Cikör. Director Una Lorenzen weaves an animated tale of a visually striking landscape layered with stunning graphics, poetic narration by Barbara Kingsolver, and a vibrant spirit.

The film shows how knitting, long a source of comfort, has morphed into a medium of provocation in the hands of four global artists.

— Elissa Strauss, Elle Magazine

Meet the artists who are disrupting the traditional notions of knit and crochet, bringing yarn out of the house and on to the street. Playing with space and environment, Yarn follows circus performers, wool graffiti artists and interactive designers as they re-invent our relationship with this colorful threaded tradition. The film features Brooklyn-based Polish crochet artist Olek; Icelandic wool graffiti artist Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar; Japanese Canada-based artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam of Net Play Works who stitches giant “textile playgrounds” in public spaces around the world; and Tilde Björfors, the founder of the contemporary Swedish circus company Cirkus Cikör. Director Una Lorenzen weaves an animated tale of a visually striking landscape layered with stunning graphics, poetic narration by Barbara Kingsolver, and a vibrant spirit.

The film shows how knitting, long a source of comfort, has morphed into a medium of provocation in the hands of four global artists.

— Elissa Strauss, Elle Magazine

Film Details

ICELAND, 2016
DIRECTED BY UNA LORENZEN, HEATHER MILLARD, ÞÓRDUR BRAGI JÓNSSON WRITTEN BY KRISHAN ARORA
CINEMATOGRAPHY BY IGA MIKLER
EDITED BY THORUNN HAFSTAD
MUSIC BY ÖRN ELDJÀRN
CAST: BARBARA KINGSOLVER, OLEK, TINNA THORUDOTTIR THORVALDAR
RUNNING TIME: 76 MINS

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