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Alumna Lisa Birke (MFA 2013) exhbition "The Knits"

Tuesday, September 12, 2017

Still from The Knits videoAlumna Lisa Birke's (MFA 2013) short film The Knits will be at the Cambridge Art Galleries | Idea Exchange from September 15 - November 5, 2017.  The exhibition opens Friday, September 15 at 7:00PM.

The Knits, a short art film that follows the arduous task of knitting a sweater, while at the same time watching this same sweater unravel as it makes its way across Canada. Along the way, the film tugs at the crossed threads of familial ties, art versus craft, gendered materiality, and the relationship we have with mother nature and her great divide.

The Knits is a loving yet humorous homage to the artist’s mother and her chronic affliction of “the Knits”.

You can watch see the trailer for The Knits on Vimeo.

Idea Exchange
Queen's Square
1 North Square, Cambridge, ON

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