Anya Liftig: Un-Ravel
Anya E V Liftig: Un-Ravel
September 16 through September 18, 2004
Opening Reception: September 16th from 7:00 - 10:30 pm
Also on view September 17th & 18th from 6:00 - 9:00 pm
In 2002, Anya stitched together a 60" by 10" Afghan made from Afghans purchased at thrift stores. This project, "Early and Instant Blue", was exhibited in a stretch of vacant storefronts on Piedmont Rd., owned by Georgia State University. Thinking of all the hours, diligence, and love that went into each stitch of yarn and the occasions when Afghans are usually given, Anya rescued and pieced the Afghans back together again to create a new collective story.
This past year her piece, "Early and Instant Blue", needed to be moved. She says: "Of course the most inefficient is the most interesting-chopping the blankets into tiny bits and destroying the stitches one by one."
For Anya's new project- a performance piece, she will sit with huge mounds of unstitched yarn, pulling out knots with a single light source from above while wearing an outfit out of Afghans covering her face and body while she unravels the yarns surround her- spilling out into space.
"I participated in the Fifth Class Fridge show at Garage Projects and was impressed by the cavernous nature of the space. Something about the history of the building, old ghosts and horses, which resonate in this space. The Garage Projects space was part of the inspiration for this performance."