Visible Markings: new knitting

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dc.contributor.author Clifton-Cunningham, Alana en_US
dc.contributor.editor Nella en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T08:51:31Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T08:51:31Z
dc.date.issued 2009 en_US
dc.identifier 2008003415 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Clifton-Cunningham Alana 2009, 'Visible Markings: new knitting', Visible markings: new knitting, Craft Victoria, media release, online en_US
dc.identifier.issn - en_US
dc.identifier.other J1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12727
dc.description.abstract Background Visible Markings: New Knitting is concerned with the interaction between traditional and contemporary knitting techniques, exploring the knitted form as a kind of a??second skina??. Knitting here functions as a vehicle for a??deconstructiona??, with familiar garment structures transformed into disarticulated a??body piecesa??. Challenging the perceptions of traditional garments and body shapes, the pieces deform and cocoon regions or portions of the human body, blurring the boundary between subject and object. Contribution This new body of work takes its inspiration from the traditional practice of body scarification, a tactile language inscribed onto the surface of the skin, often misunderstood due to popular Western misconceptions and negative connotations. Body scarring has been utilised here in conjunction with knitting as a form of symbolism exploring the concepts of gender, belonging and identity. In some cultures, scarring signifies a a??rite of passagea??: sexual maturity, the journey from childhood to adulthood, or social acceptance. Other forms of scarification serve the purpose of tribal identification, spiritual protection, or aesthetic beautification. Visible Markings appropriates patterning techniques from the aesthetics of scarification to place knitting at the forefront of a politics of the body. Significance The significance of the work in Visible Markings demonstrates how designers can challenge tradition garment shapes for the body, and create pieces that have an extended a??shelf lifea??. The collection of work utilises Australian wool and explores and challenges juxtapositions of design principles. Surface details have been produced with hand and domestic machine knitting processes and challenge how the garments can be worn on the body. en_US
dc.language Yes en_US
dc.publisher Craft Victoria en_US
dc.relation.isbasedon en_US
dc.title Visible Markings: new knitting en_US
dc.parent Visible markings: new knitting en_US
dc.journal.volume en_US
dc.journal.number en_US
dc.publocation media release, online en_US
dc.identifier.startpage en_US
dc.identifier.endpage en_US
dc.cauo.name DAB.School of Design en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 120300 en_US
dc.personcode 000327 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Design Practice and Management en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity 20090618 en_US
dc.location.activity Craft Victoria, Flinders Lane, Melbourne en_US
dc.description.keywords knitting, design, mixed media, deconstruction en_US
dc.staffid en_US
dc.staffid 000327 en_US


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