Arzu Arda Kosar

Figueroa St in Highland Park during Fig Knit on
October 2010

My interest in intergroup relationship and ensuing issues related to territorialism led me to territorial urban markings, thus graffiti and street art, which in turn lead me to guerrilla knitting.

Unfortunately I am not a great knitter, I mostly repurpose knit material for my tags. I have much respect for people who knit, including my mother and my grandmother, both of whom are not with us anymore but their knit creations are. Lately I took the liberty to appropriate their work into my installations, by effect creating a posthumous collaboration. I appreciate seemingly contradictory juxtapisition of knitting and graffiti, which are often associated with opposing concepts such as female, older, granny, indoors, domestic, soft, cozy vs. male, younger, urban, edgy, hardcore , anarchist and so forth.

I am currently organizing a yarn bombing event with the participation of 40+ artists with various associations male, female, younger, older, daring, cautious, artist, non artist, high art, low art, conceptual, crafty, political, whimsical just to name a few.
http://yarnbombing18th.weebly.com

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