Craft Off Series

Festivals: M:ST 5 Festival October 8 - 22, 2010.

Curated by former M:ST Festival Director Nicole Burisch, this series brings together a group of artists whose hybrid practices incorporate craft and performance. Recent projects and exhibitions have emphasized the ways that craft can be used to build community, either as a political tool or as a relational project; these projects use the performance of traditional handicraft activities to address ideas of competition, conflict, and self-interest. Craft production, as an often repetitive and time-consuming activity, can also be considered and understood in relation to aspects of durational performance art practices and explorations of gesture, ritual, and physicality.