"loop pile"
a word gifted to me by my German friend, Kisa. Saur
to describe the pile of line at kiters' feet
and my favorite found drawings.

The ones below were collected at the Cervia International Kite Festival in April of 2010. 

 Anna Rubin's delicate monofilament

Ohye Makoto's Edo kiteline(synthetic braid)?
such surprising angularly
stored on a bamboo winder in a rotating figure eight.

Alessia Marrocu's rokoko battle line
postal twine
she explained it never gets cut (truth, it survived the battle just fine)
before lift off she'd pick it up, shake it and flip it before dropping it again to make it stay all in one mass, a loose tangle.

Kisa.'s dyneema line.

1 comment:

Marjojo said...

Dear Erin, Thanks so much for your words about my Changelings at the Textile Biennial! And so sorry to hear about the glass frames shattering during transport of your work and your drawings being cut - it pierces me! I remember how it felt when I got one of my crocheted pieces back from exhibition with stains, it's really like a wound, isn't it. I've just had a double-piece framed, trying this for the first time as I can't really afford it, and chose perspex because I was scared of exactly what happened to you. I guess we need to compromise somewhere. Whichever way, when my work is en-route I hold my breath until I know it's arrived o.k.


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