[spectre] Turbulence Commission: "Knitoscope Testimonies" by Cat
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March 15, 2006
Turbulence Commission: "Knitoscope Testimonies" by Cat Mazza
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"Knitoscope Testimonies" is the first web based video using "Knitoscope"
software, a program that translates digital video into a knitted animation.
Knitoscope is a moving image offshoot of microRevolts freeware knitPro. The
title "Knitoscope" is based on Edisons early animation technology the
kinetoscope, which was a "coin operated peep show machine
watched through a
magnifying lens." The "Testimonies" in this piece are from various
professionals who work against sweatshop labor: Erica Zeitlin works in
legislative policy change in Los Angeles; Roian Atwood develops new business
models at "American Apparel"; Eric Frumin is the Director of Health and
Sanitation for UNITE HERE; and Jim Keady is the founder of "Educating for
Justice." More Testimonies will be uploaded during the weekend of the "Sweat
Free Communities Conference"
(April 7-9, 2006) in Minneapolis, MN.
"Knitoscope Testimonies" is a 2006 commission of New Radio and Performing
Arts, Inc. (aka Ether-Ore) for its Turbulence web site. It was made possible
with funding from the Jerome Foundation.
Cat Mazza is an artist who lives in New York. She is the founder of
microRevolt which is responsible for a series of art projects that combine
knitting, machines, and digital social networks to educate about the
sweatshop crisis. microRevolt projects have exhibited as part of the 2005
Performa Biennial in NYC, Futuresonic in Manchester UK, FILE in São Paulo
and received a Digital Communities award at Ars Electronica. The work has
been reviewed in MIT Press, the Eyebeam Journal, Knit Knit, Financial Times
Deuschland, and Bust Magazine. Mazza received her BFA from Carnegie Mellon
University and MFA from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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