Liz Collins – Knitting Nation (2013)
Video (6:35): Interview with Liz Collins about her Knitting Nation performances. Video by Marko Gutić Mižimakov, QueerZagreb (2013).
About Liz Collins
Artist and designer Liz Collins received a BFA and MFA in Textiles at Rhode Island School of Design, USA in 1991 and 1999. In 2013 she left her faculty position at RISD in order to more fully pursue her art and design career. She has since taught at SAIC, MICA, Pratt, Parsons, and Moore College, and has been a visiting artist and critic at many art and design schools. Liz Collins is currently based in Brooklyn, NY. Her art works has been exhibited widely. She was presented in LTTR (2005) and she included in Queer Treads – crafting identity and community (AMMO Books, 2017). The Knitting Nation performance and site-specific installation project is a response to working in the fashion and textile industries and group machine-knitting in an academic context. From 2005-2016 Liz Collins staged 15 different iterations of Knitting Nation at various locations around the world.