Here is a lovely article about a knitting group that takes place in a library in canada, the researchers observe that the intersection between the social activity of knitting and the library as a public place of stories and story telling allows for a rich exchange beween the knitters. Purls_of_wisdom
We’ve been reading a lot about ethnography as a research tool in both art and anthropology and debating the different methods and aims when using ethnography for such different endeavours.
Reading this article by Mark Westmoreland has provided much food for thought.
On Friday 3rd June, as part of our cloud research, banana asylum attended a symposium on artists in the library. Here is a list of some projects undertaken by artists with a fascination for libraries, archives and books.
Library of Secrets
The Quiet Volume
Banana Asylum are also inspired by the work of the human library movement.
The human library
and the inspirational city project
This gallery contains 4 photos.
Banana Asylum is very lucky to be working in collaboration with the FGSR on a new project, In the Clouds, which will be developed over the next ten months.
We are in the first stages of mapping out the areas of the project and more information will appear here as the project develops.
At this stage we are looking at conversation, fog, walking, visibility, reading, being together and sounds. Our research phase begins on the 27th June and again in September and we are really looking forward to working with the exciting staff at the centre.