With a background in dance, Rachel's practice is rooted in the body and what it is to be embodied being in a material world.
In Knitting a Rothko Rachel sits knitting a huge panel, created to echo a painting by Mark Rothko. At intervals in the performance the textile is hung in the space, its unfinished edge trailing yarn and suggesting its continuation down the wall.
Images from 'UnKnitting' exhibition, Rubin Center for the Arts, El Paso, Texas
About 'Knitting a Rothko'
Sitting amid a sea of yarn, a lone knitter creates a slowly growing panel echoing one of Mark Rothko's paintings.
Domestic craft collides with monumental artwork as the 'painting' hangs in the gallery after the performance, its unfinished edge trailing yarn and suggesting its continuation down the wall.
This quiet, visually arresting durational performance speaks of time and timelessness, the transcendental and the everyday, of mundane labour and iconic art.
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