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Knit-Face

Janet Merewether
2004

Made for the ARTV Series commissioned by SBS Independent & ACMI

Knit-Face is a video which 'toys' with the idea of the portrait in a pluralist society. A variety of hand-crafted and well-loved knitted toys pose for a photographer. These characters are as diverse, imperfect and expressive as their human creators. Knit-Face plays with the idea of 'craft' as a low-tech, inexpensive and accessible form of art, and aims to document the skills and aesthetic qualities displayed in women's knitting work - rare treasures in our consumer age.

Duration
30 seconds
Format
Digital Video
Other events 

Exhibitions:

2004 - Australian Culture Now - National Gallery of Victoria
2005 - Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney. Exhibition - Video Portraiture from the Pacific
2005 - Museum of Brisbane - Queensland
2006 - Ideas festival, Brisbane
2006 - Hazelhurst Gallery Sydney

Janet Merewether, Knit Face, 2004.© Janet Merewether t/a Go Girl Productions
Janet Merewether, Knit Face, 2004.© Janet Merewether t/a Go Girl Productions 
Janet Merewether, Knit Face, 2004.© Janet Merewether t/a Go Girl Productions
Janet Merewether, Knit Face, 2004.© Janet Merewether t/a Go Girl Productions 
Janet Merewether, Knit Face, 2004.© Janet Merewether t/a Go Girl Productions
Janet Merewether, Knit Face, 2004.© Janet Merewether t/a Go Girl Productions