Knit Magic Mad

Kinetic scuplture based on forgotten toys from the 1970s.

Exhibited in 2004 as part of "The Location You @ Now", an exhibition of Salvaged Media and Electronic Art in Beijing and Shanghai, China.

see video footage of the machine!

< installation in the Duolon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai.
Photo by Wang Wei

Based on a toy knitting machine, the Knit Magic Mad knit its way through the exhibition at a slow but steady pace, creating a tube of yarn whose length has yet to be measured.

installation detail at the Duolon Museum of Modern Art, Shanghai >
Photo by Wang Wei

Originally designed to be interactive, the plan was ditched at the last minute because the hypnotic properties of unceasing labor was far more interesting and effective.


< installation detail at the 25000 Cultural Transmission Center, Beijing
photo by Wang Wei