Finally, a Place for Your UFOscomments (2) September 11th, 2008
Artist Kristina Wong has put out the call for knitters and crocheters to send in an unfinished project (one you know you'll never finish—no remorse!) for her latest performance, "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest."
In her words:
Why unfinished projects? "Wong Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" explores the sky-high rates of mental illness and suicide among Asian Pacific Islander American Women. APIA women have the highest rates of suicide in the country in a statistic that seems to be widely unpublicized and often disregarded. The unfinished projects collection represents women's work, incomplete intentions, "spinning a yarn," and loneliness. During the show, Kristina uses the projects to represent "unravelling" women and even unravels some of them on stage. These knitted and crocheted pieces may also be displayed as part of an art installation later in the run.
There's not a lot of time left—the deadline is September 15, but it should still get there if you use priority mail. Visit the Crochet Me blog for more information and the mailing address.
Please note that your projects won't be returned (that's a good thing—get them out of your space!), but you will be credited in the program if you give your name. If you are near Santa Monica and are interested in seeing the show, click here to purchase tickets. Check out Wong's website for upcoming shows near you (click "upcoming events").