Red Thread

Durational performance

In other performances, Hessy has also knit with her own body, slipping thick red thread from one arm to the other to create long chains of knit that draw a dynamic line down multistory walls in various museum settings. The artist carries her giant cache of yarn in an oversized bag around her own neck that touches her feet: noose and medallion at one and the same time.

Jessica Hemmings, “Knitting after Making: what we do with what we make”, 2019

Performed at:
● November 15, 2015 – Warm Nest Hornhuizen (textile festival)
● November 17-20, 2015 – Fries Museum Leeuwarden
● April 16, 2016 – Van Abbemuseum Eindhoven
● November 5, 2016 – Museum Night Amsterdam, Heesterveld Creative Community

At Fries Museum, Leeuwarden

At Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven

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