Cast Off (2009)
Based around the deconstruction and construction of scarf I hand knitted for an ex-boyfriend in 2004 which had been returned to me from Australia by post from his new girlfriend. Photography and performance documenting the unravelling and re-knitting of the object (scarf) exploring memory, loss and how time can distort our perception of past relationships.
“I'm glad you're wearing the scaff, it is a great scaff. I feel the most ashamed about that. At the time I couldn't imagine wearing it without feeling bad, and I couldn't throw it away, so sending it back seemed the most logical thing. Without any explanation or apology though, it was just stupid and mean. And I could really have used it this last winter.”