CONNECTIVE THREADS, December 2013
“The structure of a fabric or its weave—that is the fastening of its elements of thread to each other—is as much a determining factor in its function as the choice of the raw material. In fact, the interrelation of the two, the subtle play between them in supporting, impeding, or modifying each other’s characteristics, is the essence of weaving.”- Annie Albers. It is this essence of weaving that I intended to metaphorically apply to society and human connection. “Connective Threads” is a performance piece that was meant to examine social constructs—specifically human connection and cooperation. In the piece people (from friends to strangers to passerby-pedestrians) came together to make a human weaving loom, exploring the role each individual has in society as well as physically manifesting a wish for stronger human connection and cooperation.