The intertwining borders between arts and crafts incubate new possibilities for expression. In YARN: the Movie, a documentary by Montreal-based Icelandic director Una Lorenzen, knitting and crocheting are no longer the domain of grannies, but an expressive medium of art.
We tour the world following Lorenzen's camera and watch Icelandic wool graffiti artist Tinna Thorudottir Thorvaldar using her crocheted work as a means of political protest, children and adults enjoying the giant colorful play nets engineered by Canada-based Japanese artist Toshiko Horiuchi MacAdam, Brooklyn-based Polish artist Olek interacting with passers-by via her crochet suits and flowers, and Tilde Björfors, the founder of the contemporary Swedish circus company Cirkus Cirkör, explaining why yarn is a symbol for the human condition.
"Reinventing our relationship with this colorful tradition, YARN weaves together wool graffiti artists, circus performers, and structural designers into a visually-striking look at the women who are making a creative stance while building one of modern art's hottest trends."
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