Why Women Bend Like Pretzels
Is a multidisciplinary artistic initiative examining weaving as a collective generative process. The project explores what kind of labor is it, to work with our bodies, movement and unique expressions within a communal setting? Does transforming oneself with others create infrastructure? And if so, how might we better understand the cultural force of such practice? In this project Seattle residents are invited learning how to weave in communal weaving-gatherings. The gatherings take place in silence with a performative gesture and foster knowledge exchange between art practice and the general public. Why Women Bend Like Pretzels premiered in 2020 in Seattle public parks with support from 4Culture with plans for more weaving-gatherings in 2022.