Sweater for Dancing in the Forest
A Sweater for Dancing in the Forest, knitting, performance documentation, 2019
A Sweater for Dancing in the Forest contrasts the connotations of comfort generally associated with hand knit clothing to the rugged and sometimes violent connotations associated with camouflage clothing, while also comparing the use of hunter orange as a safety measure to the idea of a hand-knit garment as an emotional safety item.
The sweater’s form is exaggerated and functionally unwearable, made specifically to move in interesting ways while dancing. The combination of camouflage and hunter orange allow the sweater to act as a physical and emotional safety garment to be worm while dancing alone deep in the woods.