How To Look For Work In The Big City

Suzen Green & Ryan Statz

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

A collaborative effort to depict the professional artist in satire to “working life”. Green dutifully knits a three-piece business suit for Statz who’ll conclude the work with a ceremonial excursion through Calgary’s downtown core. There’s a myth amongst the knitting community that a girl should never knit a sweater for her boyfriend, under the fear that all the labour and love used in its production will go unappreciated, or worse still, signal the demise of the relationship. The idea that a hand knit garment can signify both sabotage and comfort is an interesting juxtaposition that is set out to be exploited.