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Knitting a Frame [16mm film]
journal contributionposted on 2023-07-26, 12:42 authored by Jennifer C. Nightingale
The films ‘Knitting a Frame’ and ‘Knitting pattern no.1’, employ common systems of production to reflect issues of time and pattern, exploring analogies between artists’ film/animation and knitting. These films extend the notion that construction of the film/and or fabric can be reliant on programming, controls and human gestures outside of their respective conventions. In ‘Knitting a Frame’ a single frame animation method is used, the act of exposure is instigated by the knitter (themselves), who we see in the image. The wool, also seen, is looped from the knitter over the single frame release of the camera and back to the knitting; when a knitted stitch is made the wool is pulled taught and because of this a single frame exposure is made. The unit of construction, a ‘frame’, is also the product of the knitting, this knitted frame of fabric is held up to the camera signalling the completion of the object and the end of the film.
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