Connect to Disconnect at LA Artcore Brewery Annex
Diane Williams is inviting the community to engage and connect people through crocheting. Crochet is a process of creating fabric by interlocking loops of yarn, thread, or strands of other materials using a crochet hook. Materials will be provided but participants are welcome to bring their own yarn and hook. Participants can take or leave their creations to be included in a collaborative installation and become a part of an immersive art project.
Beginners, experts and anywhere in between are welcome to join.
The idea was inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s, Simulacra and Simulation: “We live in a world where there is more and more information, and less and less meaning.” Social media interactions have become our default social exchanges. Studies have shown that when people are given the platform to connect with one another in communities, they can be a powerful force for change. This is a collaborative social practice project, emphasizing the importance of real connections through art making, social interactions and active participation. Creating positive interpersonal interactions is the first step into building relationships necessary to thrive.