The Knitting Map (2005) is a durational textile art piece and installation conceived by art and performance collective half/angel as a conceptual portrait of Cork City, Ireland. Using digital technologies to draw a year’s worth of data on weather and residents’ movements about the city, half/angel correlated precipitation to color and level of traffic to complexity of stitch. The massive work was achieved by the labor of over 2500 volunteer hand knitters, working for 365 days according to digital feeds.
The finished Knitting Map will be displayed in the Berman Museum’s Main Gallery. An accompanying exhibition essay will be written by Deborah Barkun, Creative Director of the Berman Museum.