6th stop Katric Rougeventre's bookshelf - Paris (Travelling with Body Container-Tin Tin in Paris)
chinart lagalerie 28 Sept - 6 Oct 2011
video documentation 5:20mins filmed by movana chen
Knitting a new relationship
I look at my book, there, on the table in front of me, a book on tea.
My favurite, beloved book...
Used to be a book.
Cannot read it anymore: no pages, no words.
Instead, a shredded hard cover and hundreds of long narrow paper strips rolled together in a skein.
Hand cut by Movana.
Movana teaches me how to paper knit:
Full four paper strips together, smoth them around the neddle,
Lift the left loop over the strand, loosen the stitch...
Be careful to avoid twisting, or the paper strip will tear!
Stand by stand, stitch by stitch, I knit my book,
Concentrating to keep the work even,
Making up new words,
Random words in a language no one can read yet.
Meditating on my memories,
Knitting my memories,
Linking me up to Movana;s art.
Knitting new bonds of friendship.